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Mar 16, 2016 6:01 PM CST
|Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Solist II').|
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Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Solist II') .
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Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Solist II')
Mar 16, 2016 11:25 PM CST
|What strange forms (mega-cresting?) these plants are taking. One of them looks like it's getting up and going to walk out of your plant bed.|
Looks like the cresting form loses the nice maroon coloring or was the photo taken in its green stage?
Mar 16, 2016 11:35 PM CST
|By summer time it is green, it does lose the reddish brown color. I think that was the most unusual crested form I've had on the semps. |
This sempervivum is noted for a propensity towards cresting. Wonder what it will do this year?
As you can see in the spring photo (darker coloring) it was just one rosette that crested.
I should check on the colony tomorrow, to see if there are any signs of cresting for this year.
Mar 17, 2016 11:00 AM CST
|Just got this one last summer from you, Lynn. It survived the winter well and hoping to see some chicks this year!|
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Mar 17, 2016 7:45 PM CST
|It turns out to be a very fun semp Chris. You just don't know what the cresting is going to do. It can take on all different shapes. Hope yours does some fun things this year. But mostly produces lots of offsets before it does anything crazy.|
Mar 17, 2016 8:48 PM CST
|Interesting! Keep us posted this year|
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Mar 18, 2016 5:21 PM CST
|Wow really pretty!! |
Mar 18, 2016 5:49 PM CST
|This might only be funny to me but Lynn I noticed this post yesterday morning but in my head I said "Hmm I hope someone else lets Lynn know she spelled the name wrong, I don't want to correct Miss Lynn" |
Imagine my surprise when I go to Sempervivum.liste.de and discover it is how the Germans spell it
Glad I didn't say anything~
But wow what an amazing semp! Even the uncrested plants are lovely! At least one of your photos of crested should be posted on Sempervivum.liste (in my opinion)
Thanks Lynn for creating these threads
Mar 18, 2016 6:26 PM CST
|Greg don't feel bad. I thought it was spelled incorrectly also. |
I still want to spell it wrong, I have to catch myself every time I write the name.
Mar 18, 2016 8:40 PM CST
|Lynn the one that gets me every time is 'Gipsy' because I am so used to spelling it the american way of Gyspy...oh well!! |
Mar 18, 2016 9:30 PM CST
|I have trouble with that one also Greg. Gets confusing sometimes.|
Mar 18, 2016 10:52 PM CST
| yes confusion for sure, this evening this man came up to me and asked "Hey do you know what the date is today?" And I was really stumped, even though I knew yesterday was St Patty's day I had to look at my phone...Anyway thank you Lynn for all your work here at ATP! Not just work but your presence! |
Mar 18, 2016 11:21 PM CST
|That is how I feel about you Greg. It takes a team of all of us to keep things going in the right direction.|
Mar 20, 2016 12:24 AM CST