Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: "Strawberry Velvet" blooming

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Name: Tiffany Wreathfresh™
Puget Sound, WA (Zone 8b)
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LivingWreaths
Jun 21, 2017 11:58 PM CST
The name definitely fits the flower!
On my way to repot babies and spotted this beauty! As much as I lament the flowering stage (Vale, Semper amicis!), "strawberry velvet," trés spectactular!



Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 22, 2017 9:09 AM CST
Your photo looks like antique-y wallpaper design; love it!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 22, 2017 9:31 AM CST

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That is a lovely photo to look upon. Lovey dubby
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 22, 2017 12:51 PM CST
That was one I named as a kid! The flowers were the inspiration for the name too!

Kevin
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 22, 2017 2:44 PM CST
Kevin, your Mom must've been so proud of you even then and ever after! Smiling
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 22, 2017 3:03 PM CST
Bev,

I'm sure I never reached her lofty expectations but I don't think I disappointed either!

Anyway, she did approve of my work with plants and enjoyed seeing the new ones that I created. Haven't found just the right semp to honor her but I did name a hosta for her.

Kevin
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Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jun 22, 2017 3:19 PM CST
Very nice Photo Tiffany.
Kevin . I like the way Strawberry Velvet produces darker rosettes that are the flowering ones. Often wondered how it got that name.
Which hosta?
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 22, 2017 4:49 PM CST
Shirley Vaughn!
Name: Tiffany Wreathfresh™
Puget Sound, WA (Zone 8b)
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LivingWreaths
Jun 22, 2017 7:54 PM CST
JungleShadows said:That was one I named as a kid! The flowers were the inspiration for the name too!

Kevin


Kevin, Nice to meet you, and that's so cool!!! Had no idea it was one of yours...Aptly named! It's the first time I've seen it flower and an image came to my mind of Strawberries & Cream when the blooms opened. Very unique! I have so many questions.....
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 23, 2017 9:38 AM CST

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Tiffany, maybe you can come to the Hybridizing Clinic next spring, here in Salem, Oregon? You can ask all the questions you want. Hurray!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 23, 2017 10:24 PM CST
Tiffany,

Patty Drown and I both obtained some unusually-colored flowers in our seedlings years ago. Her "Tamberlane' has an odd shade of pink in its flowers and my 'Greenwich Time' has sort of green flowers flushed pink. These are both montanum X non-montanum crosses. 'Lipstick' has pretty pink flowers too. It's from open pollinated seed of 'Silverine', but I'm sure the pollen came from 'Cleveland Morgan'(probably a selection of montanum).

The clinic is fun and there are 3 other semp crazies from WA that have been regular attendees. In fact, I can't imagine the clinic without them.

Kevin

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