Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and Chick (Sempervivum 'Positively Glowing')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 17, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and Chick (Sempervivum 'Positively Glowing').

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Hen and Chick (Sempervivum 'Positively Glowing') .

A tough and colorful sempervivum introduced in 2013 by Kevin Vaughn. Lovely year round.
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Hen and Chick (Sempervivum 'Positively Glowing')
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Oct 17, 2017 11:54 PM CST
Lynn do you know how to move Melissa's photos and mine from the chat and photos thread to this one. I tried but no success.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 18, 2017 12:19 PM CST
I managed to find this within the chat:

MelissaHopper said:... I have two pots of Positively Glowing.

This is the pot holding the "parent" plant that I got from Young's Nursery.
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And this pot holds plants that were babies from the above plant.


These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago. They were taken at the same time, within minutes of each other and in the same location. They sit next to each other. Both plants have been raised under identical conditions. Same dirt, same amount of sun, water, etc....


Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 18, 2017 12:20 PM CST
And managed to find this right after from JoAnn:
ricos said:...Going to try to upload a pic of my Positively Glowing before it faded in the August furnace.
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It really looked like this. I took about a dozen pictures to get the color just right


Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Oct 18, 2017 1:39 PM CST
I have a total of 3 pots of Positively Glowing (hereinafter to be called PG) and this is #3, taken just a few minutes ago.

You get a bonus of genuine Oregon raindrops in this one.
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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Dog Lover Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Photography
Hummingbirder Region: Oregon
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MelissaHopper
Oct 18, 2017 1:56 PM CST
This is definitely one of my favorites but I still haven't gotten that brilliant color like in Kevin's picture.

I got my PG from Youngs in 2016 and this is how it has progressed for me.

May 2016
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September 2016
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March 2017
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May 2017


June 2017
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July 2017
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September 2017
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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Dog Lover Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Photography
Hummingbirder Region: Oregon
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MelissaHopper
Oct 18, 2017 2:01 PM CST
This is my #2 pot of PG and is the offspring of #1. I haven't been tracking it like I have #1 so only have a couple of pictures worth anything.

May 2017
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September 2017


And I already posted pot #3 which are babies off pot #2. Hurray!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Oct 18, 2017 3:26 PM CST
I've got quite a few seedlings from 'Positively Glowing' and many of them are also very bright. Am working them with different shades of red and crossed to the very persistent red 'Big Six-O' to see if I can't get the brightest colors 24/7/ 365. Also trying to get bigger ones.

In my yard I get the best color with a LITTLE shade but not too much.

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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Dog Lover Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Photography
Hummingbirder Region: Oregon
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MelissaHopper
Oct 18, 2017 4:28 PM CST
I will have to work on that little shade thing. Mine are currently in full sun for most of the day. But since they are in pots, they are easy to move to other locations. I have several spots in the yard scoped out for some of the plants next spring and summer.

I so love all the different colors and looks that PG goes through. And the rosettes get to be a pretty good size. My big rosettes are 6 inches across.

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