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Sep 14, 2011 6:12 PM CST
|Show us the plants you grow along side your hardy succulents (sedum, sempervivum, rosularia, orostachy, etc).|
Sep 14, 2011 6:44 PM CST
|I really like to mix it up a bit in the gardens, so I'll be posting more once I take more pictures. But here's a start:|
I have various Ice plants in with the semps and sedums:
D. Red Mountain:
And an unknown Delosperma that I'm hoping is hardy here. The nursery got it mistagged so they have no idea either. It comes in red, purple and orange, and blooms all summer. Well, I'll find out this winter!
I also recently picked up D. Tiffendel and D. Beaufort West for the semp beds.
Sep 14, 2011 6:57 PM CST
|Here are some more that I grow with my semps and sedum. |
Armeria 'Nifty Thrifty'
Armeria 'Rubrifolia' (Red Leaf Armeria)
Sep 14, 2011 7:01 PM CST
|Tabby, we cross posted. Love those photos. I have Delosperma nubigenum but it hasn't bloomed for me yet. It is a new plant for me this year. Now I can't wait for next year, that yellow is gorgeous. Your D. 'Red Mountain' and the NOID have such vibrant color. Those will be so striking growing with the semps. |
This will be a wonderful thread for reference when looking to buy/trade new plants to grow with the semps and sedum.
Sep 14, 2011 9:27 PM CST
What is the dark purplish semp in the pot?
The ice plants look awesome. We still have to trade the 'Pacific Mauve'!!
Sep 14, 2011 9:36 PM CST
|It's a NOID Sandi. I lost the tag years ago. That one never turns green or light colored. It's color does change though.|
You can see it in this wreath photo at a lighter color.
Sep 15, 2011 12:02 PM CST
|The penstemon were in this bed first, before the semps, so I left some of them. They are seedlings of P. mexicali Red Rocks and Pikes Peak, so are various shades of pink and purple. They;re getting bloomed out finally, but put on a good show all summer. I like them because they don't get too big, unlike the P. strictus in the back of the bed.|
Here's the orange and purple version of the unknown delosperma I picked up. Nobody I talk to knows what they are.
Sep 15, 2011 2:15 PM CST
|Tabby that is an adorable penstemon. If you have any extra seedling next spring could I trade for some? |
The orange delosperma is like a neon light. Love it.
Sep 16, 2011 10:39 AM CST
|I'll definitely have extra seedlings next spring since I have them now. But I could easily send you plenty of seeds in an evelope this fall.|
Sep 16, 2011 4:35 PM CST
| I would love that Tabby. Is there something I could send you. I have some native columbine seeds. |
Sep 16, 2011 5:13 PM CST
|Oooh, that is a pretty color!|
But I'm hoping to get some semp offsets from you in next spring's trade.
Sep 16, 2011 5:29 PM CST
|You can have whatever you want. Just though you might like some columbine seeds now. All you have to do is plant them now and they will come up in the spring. |
Is that how the penstemon seeds do?
Sep 16, 2011 6:56 PM CST
|On second thought, maybe I will take some columbine seeds. Columbines do very well here, but I mostly have blue and yellow. |
The penstemons self seed so I would think you could sew them now. In the past I've grown P. strictus by collecting the seed in the fall, storing it in a baggie in the fridge all winter, and then sewing it in flats that were outside in March so they got good and stratified. On the other hand, the P. strictus self seeds really well too, so I probably didn't need to go to all that trouble.
Sep 16, 2011 8:14 PM CST
|So the seed that fell in the garden took care of itself? |
I know that's the way my native columbine seed does.
Sending you mail.
Dec 30, 2011 5:38 PM CST
|The catalogs are starting to come in and I've noticed there's a new ice plant called Fire Spinner. Looks gorgeous. Anybody seen it yet in person?|
Dec 30, 2011 5:53 PM CST
|Oh my. I just did a google search on Fire Spinner and in the process found a nursery I didn't know about. http://www.stargazerperennials...|
And wow, that is one gorgeous ice plant, thanks for posting Tabby.
Dec 30, 2011 8:47 PM CST
|I just found another interesting South African succulent that I think I can buy locally if Timberline website is accurate about what they have in stock- Aloinopsis spathulata.|
Looks really neat!
It was nice out today - nearly reached 60 F and the wind was light, so I cleaned up a bit outside. It's put me in a gardening mood.
Dec 30, 2011 9:19 PM CST
|We have been having buckets of rain. Wet and cool, in the high 40's today. About the same temps at night. This coming week winter is suppose to arrive here. We'll see. |
I just looked up Aloinopsis spathulata. What an interesting plant. Wonder if I can grow it here in the PNW. Maybe if I plant it in mostly sand and gravel? I love the mound of leaves it makes.