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Jul 27, 2016 11:03 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
I went outside to measure my semps after reading what Terri said: "I'm dyin' to see the big one!". So then I thought to ask, "What is everybody else's biggest semps measuring up to?"

I'm showing my 2 biggest semps knowing that these will be easy to top by those who think size matters.

This is Unicorn in growing stage:
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This is Jolly Green Giant which I hope doesn't get any bigger:
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Jul 27, 2016 11:26 AM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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Oh I'm lovin' that! I have to go out in this soupy, humid mess and take a look at who's doing what out there. I have a few new semps that promise to be big. Hurray! Julia sent me a gorgeous selection of plants, which included 'Exorna' and it is already huge!
Wish I hadn't let my 'Unicorn' bloom out last summer! D'Oh!

Excellent thread, Bev! I hope everyone chimes in with their biggest! I'll sit here with a pen and take copious notes!
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Jul 27, 2016 12:30 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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I didn't put a ruler to it, but you can tell the size comparison to my hand. This is 'Vlado'
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Jul 27, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Ooh, thanks Chris for giving us that one! Any chance you can measure it later and edit your post to add the "big" number? I just want to have a number with the picture when I brag about my friend in WI with the "big one"... Whistling
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Jul 27, 2016 12:50 PM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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I love your 'Vlado', Chris! My entire obsession with that cultivar started with you! Thumbs up
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Jul 27, 2016 1:36 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Love this thread! It will be Monday before I can join in the picture sharing.
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Jul 27, 2016 4:08 PM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
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Sure, I'll write a note to check it when the rain stops Bev!
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Jul 27, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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This NOID's largest rosette is a smidge over 6 inches wide. She's growing tall as well as wide. If unchecked she will be a monster in no time.

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Jul 27, 2016 5:17 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Ooh, Chris, I forgot...you did mention the weird weather you've been having.

Tim, "tall as well as wide"?..Well, take control, man!

We'll be waiting, Julia!
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Jul 27, 2016 6:16 PM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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That is a fantastic NOID, Tim! Thumbs up I must schlep out to measure 'Starshine'. It was looking big when I moved it last week. 'Lavender and Old Lace' too.

Very busy day for me. Hubby's birthday means cooking most of the day. Eggs for breakfast, big garden salad for lunch. Double chocolate cake, baked macaroni and cheese, baked salmon and early sweet corn from our garden for dinner. No way I'm cooking anything tomorrow! Blinking
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Jul 27, 2016 10:30 PM CST
Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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My semps are mostly small to middle sized. My biggest one until now used to have about 8" before it flowered recently. My current biggest one is about 5" in diameter, but I saw its mother at about 12" diameter, when I received the 2" chick in May from a local nursery. They told me they once received it under the name 'giganteum ...or something else that means big". A NOID I would say.
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Jul 28, 2016 10:27 AM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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Wow Michael, I think we'd all love to see that 'giganteum' noid! Hurray!
The wheels are already turning, trying to figure out how I can score a piece of that potentially 12" noid! Whistling
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Jul 28, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
TerriStanley said:Wow Michael, I think we'd all love to see that 'giganteum' noid! Hurray!

I agree Even if it is the son of...!
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Jul 29, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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If that baby's mother was a 12"er, darn right I wanna see!
I'm still scheming a way to get a piece of it! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jul 29, 2016 12:51 PM CST
Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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When I received it, it was plain greenish grey since then it has grown significantly, coloured up nicely and has grown 4 offsets.
Here is what it currenty looks like in its 8" pot.

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The scale is cm not inches... Hilarious!
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Jul 29, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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I like it! Please keep us updated as it grows! Wow, there's even watermarks!
Can't wait to see how big it gets! Hurray!
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Jul 29, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Gee Michael, what it lacks in centimeters, your lovely noid makes up in looks! Lovey dubby
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Jul 29, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Well mine is not even a runner up - when I moved in Sept I only brought chicks or smallish hens with me so Red Rum is my winner at about 5 1/2" Thumbs up
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Jul 29, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Container Gardener Foliage Fan Sempervivums Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Patty, maybe here, beauty trumps size? Red Rum definitely more interesting than my Unicorn up above... Whistling
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Jul 29, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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Patty said:Well mine is not even a runner up - when I moved in Sept I only brought chicks or smallish hens with me so Red Rum is my winner at about 5 1/2" Thumbs up


This thread was started for each person to show the largest semp in their gardens. Everybody has a largest one... so everybody's a winner. (I can't believe I just said that *Blush* )

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