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Jun 27, 2015 10:20 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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It has come to light that an incorrect plant has been distributed though out the United States, sold as S. 'Lone Star'.
Many of us have this incorrect plant. This is what the incorrect semp looks like. This photo was taken in Sept.
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I am so sad to lose this semp to the category of NOID.

This is what the real S. 'Lone Star' looks like. I have ordered it from SMG. Here is what 'Lone Star' should look like, photo courtesy of SMG Succulents.

The below photo is courtesy of Fernwood in England.

More photos of the correct semp:
http://sempervivum-liste.de/Se...

So, anyone that received this semp from me, please label it as a NOID.
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Jun 27, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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I will look at mine today but almost sure it is the imposter but isn't it a beautiful semp?
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Jun 27, 2015 10:34 AM CST
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Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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It is such an interesting semp through all seasons. I am so sad. But looking forward to getting the correct one. Hope it will be as much fun as this one.
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Jun 27, 2015 10:58 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Uh-oh. So mine isn't the "real thing"?

Gee. :confused:

Maybe we should name it. How about "Renegade"?

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Jun 27, 2015 11:08 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Good one Kyla. I knew I could count on you to see the bright side of things. Group hug
You can call it whatever you want to call it in your garden. Big Grin Even Kyla's Renegade, just don't send it out with that name, too easy to start another problem. Thumbs up
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Jun 27, 2015 3:43 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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And here is a link to SMG if you want to buy the correct 'Lone Star'.
http://www.smgsucculents.com/S...
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Jun 27, 2015 4:01 PM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Thank You! And oh yeah, not about to try to send false message out into the plant world! *shudder*

And of course I'm not fussed about it. I'm new enough to all this I have very little invested besides a little money and some time. No biggie to me at all. Thumbs up

But intriguing! and I hope you will share some of how you found out The Truth About the Semp!

Green Grin!
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Jun 27, 2015 4:15 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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I was doing a search for bloom photos for 'Lone Star', and found that the rosettes were totally different from what we all have. So researched further. The original source for the wrong one has gone out of business, which is a shame, because they were a great semp nursery. Even the best of them have errors. That is why we try to work closely with the remaining nurseries. They are treasures in the semp world, and we don't have enough of them as it is.
That's why we all try to support them through sales. It also shows us that it is our responsibility as semp collectors to research before buying.
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Jun 28, 2015 5:47 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Anyone who received 'Lone Star' from me also received the wrong plant. Very sorry!! Lynn, thank you so much for continuing your detective work and keeping our database cleaned up!
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Jun 28, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Ireland . (Zone 9a)
That poor Noid banned into the wilderness looks to be a lovely semp . Is there no way it can be renamed and given a new lease of life ?
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Jun 28, 2015 8:23 AM CST
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Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Sadly no Paddy. It already has a name, we just don't know what it is. If we gave it another name it would only confuse things further.
But, we can still love it and give it a home somewhere in our gardens. Hurray!
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Jul 9, 2015 4:26 AM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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I think the new NOID is beautiful! Lovey dubby

Really! I would love to have a chick from the noid photo above!
And I am usually annoyed with m NOIDS, but I like this NOID!

Oh semp whisperer, (Lynn) won't you share a small NOID chick with a newbie? Big Grin
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Jul 9, 2015 9:48 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Yes I can Terri. Send me treemail. I'll be gone most of the day today. Smiling
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Jul 9, 2015 11:46 AM CST
Name: Melissa
Northern Nevada (Zone 6b)
I confess, I find the imposter more alluring.

Maybe it's the "bad boy attraction" thing. ;)
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Jul 9, 2015 5:52 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jul 10, 2015 5:25 AM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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MLewis said:I confess, I find the imposter more alluring.

Maybe it's the "bad boy attraction" thing. ;)


Me too, Melissa! Rolling on the floor laughing
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