Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Kentucky...semps in hot/humid areas?

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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Jun 27, 2017 11:19 AM CST
This forum makes me drool. I almost bought some from Lynn a couple if months ago but she cautioned me to try a couple from a local source to make sure they would survice our hot summers. So far, so good. However, I wonder if there are others in areas with sunny hot & humid summers who might recommend certain semps shown to tolerate these conditions as sort of a beginning thrust. We have the potential for cold winters as well, but the last 6-7 have been mild. Thoughts?
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 27, 2017 3:28 PM CST
When I was living in CA zone 9, I had problems with the arachnoideum types being in a raised bed in afternoon sun. I found that they did better when I tucked them into the shade of the bigger rocks in the bed. See the hairy semps closer to the rocks?

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 27, 2017 5:40 PM CST

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Check out this list of semps that sandnsea2 has. She has grown semps beautifully in her hot and humid North Carolina garden.
https://garden.org/lists/view/...

I don't think she would mind if you treemailed her and asked how she grew them, and which ones did best.
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
Jun 27, 2017 8:22 PM CST
@UrbanWild FWIW
Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina has conducted trials on semps that can handle hot/humid summers. The three semps they carry are: Carmen, El Toro, and Oh My.
https://www.plantdelights.com/...

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 28, 2017 4:18 PM CST

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Great information Judy. Thank you.

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