Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Devils Touch')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 24, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Devils Touch').

Today's sempervivum has some very unusual coloring to go along with it's velvety texture. This is an introduction by Sue Thomas of Great Britian.
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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Devils Touch')
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 24, 2017 8:04 PM CST
Looks like each photo is showing a different coloring. I like the coloring of the one depicted in Lynn's photo. It's a milder warm color whereas the others do look like the Devils's touched it. Whistling
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
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2017 10:16 AM CST
I really am fond of all color stages in this one. It really stands out from the pack so to speak. Smiling
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Oct 25, 2017 4:16 PM CST
I am getting a lot of similar-looking seedlings out of Tamberlane, which is Sanford Hybrid X montanum. You wonder if this is the same kind of breeding, although I could see it as a grandiflorum seedling too. Anyway it seems easy to get versions in red and all shades of brown. Despite the velvety texture they seem to be happy campers.

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
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2017 5:29 PM CST
Great report Kevin.
I have found it to be an easy grower here in my Pacific Northwest garden. The record breaking rains the winter and spring did not bother it, same with the record drought season this summer.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Oct 27, 2017 1:45 PM CST
I didn't know this one was by Sue Thomas! Some really nice person shared this with me so this little one's well-being is now in my hands...well, in my pot that is.
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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 27, 2017 3:21 PM CST
Awww, how sweet it is. I see the little dark tips coming on. Hurray!

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