Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Dark Cloud')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 18, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Dark Cloud').

A large sempervivum by Polly Bishop, with lovely water marking.
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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Dark Cloud') .

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Dark Cloud')
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Oct 19, 2017 9:20 AM CST
I have had Dark Cloud for a while now and it has done very well. Grows fast and produces lots of babies. Like most of my semps, I have more than one pot.

Pot #1
May 2016
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September 2016
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May 2017
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July 2017
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Pot #2
May 2016
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October 2016
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March 2017
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May 2017
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September 2017
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Oct 19, 2017 2:42 PM CST
The reason for the name Dark Cloud is that "every dark cloud has a silver lining" and that silvery grey center was the inspiration for the name.

The Germans have used it a great deal in crosses and it has given some of the darkest seedlings ever. This spring I should see quite a few seedlings from it.

Kevin
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Oct 19, 2017 7:07 PM CST
You just have to love this semp, for color changes, and size.

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