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May 2, 2016 1:47 PM CST
|Recently I went to Martin Haberer's site in Nuertingen Raidwangen (Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany) to visit his collection and expand my own. According to himself and his catalogue he has close to 3000 different semps, rollers and heuffs in his collection. He named a whole lot of semp and heuff crosses (about all made by bees).|
I spent a total of 4 hours with him talking about semps and came back with 42 new semps for my collection, all named except for 1 noid.
Before going I had printed his catalogue and marked the ones I absolutely wanted (dark green), those I would take if some of the first group were not available (light green), those of minor interest(yellow) and those of no interest to me (red). Fortunately not all the ones I'd marked in dark green and light green were available otherwise I would have needed a second car to get everything home .
I selected a lot of smaller velvety types like 'Andre Smits', some brownish ones like 'Kelpone' and 'Bronze Pastel' and some I just because I liked their colour and/or shape like 'Dr. Fritz Koehlein', 'Sunburst', 'Goldmarie', 'Pacific Knight', 'Pacific Green Rose', 'Space Dog', 'Devils Touch', ....
Below some fotos of the collection...
...and the propagated ones I selected my new semps from...
I actually also wanted 'Cmirals Yellow' or "Goldsterchen' for my collection, but Martin did not recommend both as they grow slowly and make very few offspring. Maybe I will ask him for an offspring or two in autumn or next spring - this yellow spring colour is really unique for a semp.
May 2, 2016 2:05 PM CST
|Oh Michael, how I wish I could have gone on that visit. What a treat it would be. Do you have a photo of 'Sunburst'? |
It looks like he also has a nice collection of Rosularia?
May 2, 2016 3:39 PM CST
|Holy cat's whiskers. I'm turning dark green with envy.|
May 2, 2016 4:30 PM CST
|So lucky, wish we could all go there. They look so nice too. Such a hard job picking the ones you want. |
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May 2, 2016 4:37 PM CST
|Here you see Martin Haberer (right, left is Hans-Jörg Gensch)|
May 2, 2016 5:30 PM CST
|Thanks for posting this!!|
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
May 2, 2016 6:49 PM CST
|Thanks for sharing! Can't imagine 3K cultivars although I have 6 K seedlings!|
Ohio (Zone 5a)
May 2, 2016 8:53 PM CST
|WOW!!! That's is Sooooo INCREDIBLE!!!|
May 2, 2016 11:55 PM CST
|I actually first went through the catalogue and then picked some at random that I liked ( and that in reality looked much better than on sempervivum-liste.de). Otherwise I'd still be there selecting... too much of a selection can be exausting and I didn't want to keep Martin longer than necessary in the light spring rain that was starting.|
Afterwards I went through Raidwangen by foot before heading home and discovered quite some front yards with rock piles and different types of semp in them - it seems like Martin's passion is contagious...
Good eye, Lynn, there are actually some rosularia and orostachys and other non-semps in the first rows on the second foto. Anything else was just semps, rollers and heuffs.
Tomorrow I willl try to take some good fotos of the two 'sunburst' rosettes I got. It seems like their brightest season is nearly passed and they go into normal looking colour phase. The bright center is getting smaller every day and green is starting off in the very center.
May 3, 2016 5:49 AM CST
|Wow! What an amazing visit that must have been. I'm green with envy too. That must be extremely difficult narrowing down your selections with a collection that size. Looking forward to seeing your pictures.|
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May 3, 2016 2:04 PM CST
|Both 'Sunburst' rosettes look a bit tired as I just transplanted them this weekend. As I said before they're no longer in their brightest colour phase.|
May 3, 2016 2:38 PM CST
|They look great!|
May 3, 2016 8:15 PM CST
|Thank you so much for the photos Michael, they look great.|
May 3, 2016 9:40 PM CST
Sunburst is quite rmarkable. Thanks for sharing the photos.