Today's Hen and Chicks of the Day is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Oddity')
This is a fun and interesting form of sempervivum that forms leaves fused into tubes with open tips, medium green leaves with dark tips. Occasionally a rosette will open from tube shape to a rosette with normal looking flat leaves. After time this rosette will again return to the fused (tube shaped) leaves.
Oddity rarely blooms, and when it does the flowers are misshaped, and usually sterile.
It is of garden origins and was introduced by Sandy McPherson in 1972, and received the Bronze Rosette award in 1978 for best new variety.
It can make very large, mounded colonies.
I have had this sempervivum since 2005, it bloomed in 2013 resulting in 3 seedlings. One died and two remain, one of which is producing offsets this year.
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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Oddity')