Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Bitter Chocolate')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 2, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Bitter Chocolate').

A lovely form of the green semp with dark tips. A good grower and medium production of offsets.
This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Bitter Chocolate') .

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Bitter Chocolate')
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Nov 2, 2017 7:50 PM CST
Holy Smokes, that is one dark semp in the first photo! I know my new one won't be that dark but I can look at the pictures and be amazed. Smiling And it's a Sue Thomas semp!
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
Nov 3, 2017 11:35 AM CST
It has proven to be a tough and resilient sempervivum in my Pacific Northwest garden. Bev you will love this small to medium treasure.
I feel it would be a great one to use as a parent in crosses.
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Nov 3, 2017 1:55 PM CST
Hey... how come no Heuffelii in these semps-of-the-day? Maybe 'Midori' for a nice change of direction? It's becoming one of my faves.
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
Nov 3, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Wish I could Tim. The system can not access the Jovibarba section of the database for use in this program.
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Sempervivums Region: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Grower Cactus and Succulents Sedums
Bee Lover Region: Oregon Dragonflies Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Composter
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tcstoehr
Nov 3, 2017 2:46 PM CST
Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling
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
Nov 3, 2017 3:20 PM CST
Tim, you can go to the database entry for 'Midori' and post a comment. The rest of us can respond to your comment. Hurray!
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Sempervivums Region: Pacific Northwest Vegetable Grower Cactus and Succulents Sedums
Bee Lover Region: Oregon Dragonflies Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Composter
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tcstoehr
Nov 3, 2017 4:44 PM CST
It's just not the same. Glare BTW, why do we even have a separate Jovibarba database? "Jovibarba" doesn't even mean anything anymore... does it? Time for a database merge I would think.
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
Nov 3, 2017 4:45 PM CST
There is reluctance to make the change because there is some worry about it being changed back and split again.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Nov 3, 2017 5:23 PM CST
I think the taxonomists have spoken. It's just one genus now with two subsections. Maybe eliminate it from our title too!

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
Nov 3, 2017 6:16 PM CST
Thank you for that information Kevin. Let me talk to Dave about making the changes.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Nov 8, 2017 2:17 PM CST
Warning: no darkness here

Nov 2017
Thumb of 2017-11-08/webesemps/24ec81

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
Nov 8, 2017 6:49 PM CST
Bev, it might be because it doesn't get as much sun as mine does.

Another one that I need to get a current photo of.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Nov 8, 2017 7:27 PM CST
This is a really gorgeous semp. Mine was fantastic this summer, even with the heat. I'll have to look for pictures.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Nov 8, 2017 9:32 PM CST
Found it!
Thumb of 2017-11-09/springcolor/8a86dc

June 26, 2017. I don't have a big Colony but what I have is beautiful.
Sempervivum for Sale
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Nov 8, 2017 9:37 PM CST
It is beautiful, Julia!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Nov 8, 2017 9:39 PM CST
Glad you found it, Julia! It is worth admiring.
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
Nov 8, 2017 10:09 PM CST
Oh wow. That is gorgeous Julia. Don't forget to add it to the database. Hurray!

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