Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Why are my cobweb buttons flowering with no stalks?

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Name: Brian
NW Pennsylvania (Zone 5b)
Bigtrout
Jul 15, 2017 7:23 PM CST
I rescued a badly treated "Cobweb Buttons" from Home depot where they were watering it way too much. I planted it and it took root and is doing well, its a main rosette with offsets surrounding it, 2 of the offsets are flowering with no stalks, down under the webbing. Should I pull these off before the whole thing flowers, or ?
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Jul 15, 2017 10:33 PM CST
I have one that's doing that too - flowering right in the middle of the semp with no stalk. Shrug!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 15, 2017 10:51 PM CST

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Brian if you aren't going to use the blooms for pollinating you can just remove the two offsets. Sometimes they can trigger the rest of the plant to bloom.
Name: Brian
NW Pennsylvania (Zone 5b)
Bigtrout
Jul 16, 2017 12:23 PM CST
Removed the offsets, dont want to have the whole thing flower...they seemed to been rooted on their own and not attached to the main rosette so hopefully the whole thing isnt triggered to flower
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 16, 2017 2:58 PM CST

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I've had that happen a time or two Brian.
Name: Brian
NW Pennsylvania (Zone 5b)
Bigtrout
Jul 16, 2017 6:44 PM CST
I have noticed from reading thru the forums that big time stress can make them flower before their time...hopefully i destressed it in time and the whole thing doesnt flower on me.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 16, 2017 7:15 PM CST
I have one that is blooming early. It's Green Ice, and I just got them a few months ago. All 3 are setting blooms.
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Jul 17, 2017 11:00 PM CST
Here's my Hart 8 ~ I like it better than the floppy stalks Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 17, 2017 11:51 PM CST

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I have a couple doing the same thing. I think it is kind of cute.

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