Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Lipstick')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Feb 4, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Lipstick').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Lipstick') .

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Lipstick')
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 4, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Beautiful. Lovey dubby
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Feb 4, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Thank you Debra.
It is one of Kevin Vaughn's first hybrid semps. I am so happy to have it in my collection. It is a stunning plant out in the beds.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 4, 2016 7:19 PM CST
I think that one has to be my initiation plant. Going to go find a vendor. Big Grin
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Feb 4, 2016 7:50 PM CST
I can sell you two yearling offsets that are very nice. I can get a photo for you tomorrow when the sun comes up.
What is your weather like in Garland, TX?
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 4, 2016 10:15 PM CST
Big Grin Thumb of 2016-02-05/lovemyhouse/983988 Big Grin

For February? I'll take it and dance. Smiling

Treemail coming, Lynn.

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Feb 4, 2016 10:23 PM CST
Right now your weather is similar to ours. I was wondering what your summer weather is like? You might have to grow it in a container, so you can move it around until you find an happy place for it. I think you summers are much harsher than ours.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 4, 2016 10:47 PM CST
They are harsh, so that is a good idea. Thank you. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Feb 4, 2016 10:54 PM CST
Just want you to know that your summer weather could be quite hard on semps. Filtered sun, dappled shade should work.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Feb 5, 2016 12:12 AM CST
Thanks for showing my baby!

That was one Polly looked at as a seedling and said WOW. When Ed Skrocki got he he called and said "you have me beat!".

This was from an open pollinated stalk on 'Silverine', but Id bet the ranch the other parent is 'Cleveland Morgan'. I have seen it get to 9" in diameter. One of the happier velvety ones in wet conditions.

Kevin
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Feb 5, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Very pretty! Good advice Lynn.I water my garden 2 x/week in summer.I wonder if this would need more. Let us know Debra
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 5, 2016 9:18 AM CST
Okay, Anna. Smiling
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Feb 5, 2016 10:03 AM CST
Kevin I went out last night, in the dark with a flashlight, to look at my 'Lipstick'. It is one of my semps that seems to have not trouble at all with our very long winter/spring wet season. It is looking very good. I'll get a photo some time today.
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Patty
Feb 5, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Washington lipstick Thumbs up
Thumb of 2016-02-05/Patty/714496

Patty 🌺
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Feb 5, 2016 4:13 PM CST
Oregon 'Lipstick' 2/5/2016 And it won't be long before it turns that glorious red. I can't wait. Two of the yearling offsets are going to a new home.




Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 5, 2016 4:16 PM CST
Beautiful...sigh... Smiling
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Feb 5, 2016 9:57 PM CST
Really is lovely!! Thumbs up

Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Sempervivums Region: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Grower Cactus and Succulents Sedums
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tcstoehr
Feb 6, 2016 10:57 AM CST
I love these "semp of the day" threads. I hope to start a few myself maybe next year after (knock on wood) my European order comes in and grows out. In fact, I'm expecting to see a virtual avalanche of photos coming up after we (knock on wood again) get our new plants.

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