Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Cool semp colors for hot summers

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 29, 2017 12:46 AM CST

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I thought it would be fun to show our cool colored semps, the ones that visually can cool us down a bit. Those frosty colors of white, pale greens and blues.
Here are a couple of mine from today. Makes me feel cooler just looking at them.


Here is a combination of 'Ford's Spring' and 'Ali'.
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And just look at how they are handling all this dry heat. No crispy critters on these three. Hurray!
Name: Brian
NW Pennsylvania (Zone 5b)
Bigtrout
Jul 29, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Heres some frosty looking noids, they are a cold steel gray thats hard to catch with a camera
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 29, 2017 1:26 PM CST

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I can see the steel grey Brian. Lovely and cooling. Lovey dubby
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Jul 29, 2017 4:43 PM CST
First on my list has to be 'Pacific Blue Ice'. Heck... it even has "ice" in its name. Brrrrrrrrr!
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'Thayne' definitely has a frosty green coloration.
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I'm beginning to think there's nothing that 'Lavender and Old Lace' cannot do. Look how it's just chillin' in the hottest, sunniest, driest corner of my semp garden. I would never have believed this semp's performance if I hadn't seen it myself.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 29, 2017 4:48 PM CST
They all look so good, some of my favorite colors for semps. Maybe photos tonight. Maybe a nap is in order first.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 29, 2017 5:01 PM CST

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I'm with you Julia, I feel like I need a nap.

Tim great selections for this "Cool Colors" thread. All are gorgeous.

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