Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and chicks (Sempervivum Chick Charms® Gold Nugget)

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 4, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and chicks (Sempervivum Chick Charms® Gold Nugget).

Looking for something a little different in color? This just might be the sempervivum you are looking for. This is a patented plant so can not be shared or sold unless you have license from Chris Hansen.
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Hen and chicks (Sempervivum Chick Charms® Gold Nugget) .

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Hen and chicks (Sempervivum Chick Charms® Gold Nugget)
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Nov 5, 2017 12:27 PM CST
Come on, guys... post your 'Gold Nugget' pictures. I know I'm not the only one who has it.
It rained all night but a nice sun break came along so I dashed out and took this picture.
I got this guy from Hansen at the clinic and for reasons I can't remember I put it in a pot. It didn't seem very happy so I relocated it and it seems well established now at least. I'm hoping for some solid growth next year although I don't think this cultivar is particularly vigorous or hardy.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 5, 2017 4:49 PM CST
It has proven hardy for me, but is very light on producing offsets. I think the most I have had is 5 or 6 offsets per rosette. That's okay with me, I don't have to worry about it taking over and growing into other colonies.
This photo was taken 2 weeks ago. It is in 1/2 day of afternoon sun and seems very happy with that. I have moved a rosette into a full sun bed last month. Now I will wait and see how it does in those conditions.



Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Nov 5, 2017 7:12 PM CST
Those are really pretty. I know I already have this on my want list. Will spring ever come?
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Nov 5, 2017 9:00 PM CST
I would post one--but it fried Crying
I relocated it to part shade a little too late...it kinda hung on looking like it might recover but it didn't.
I'm so sorry that I was such a bad semp mommy
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 6, 2017 8:44 AM CST
We all have those experiences in our gardening life Dirt.
Maybe Chris will bring them again this next spring to the clinic. Thumbs up
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 8, 2017 2:15 PM CST
I feel lucky this is still alive but winter ain't here or over yet
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Nov 8, 2017 5:49 PM CST
I keep hoping to see it offered around here, many of the other chick charms are...I'd love to try again, it's such an alluring dream to see it in full glory
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 8, 2017 6:53 PM CST
I know Mountain Crest Gardens has it and will have it available. You can contact them to see when.

Bev, it is looking healthy, just needs a little more sun. Good luck on that with the weather we have been having. Whistling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Nov 9, 2017 5:36 AM CST
Sorry I haven't been around much. Working crazy hours for several months on a temp job. Anyway, did manage to snap a quick picture of my 'Gold Nugget' yesterday morning, even though it had some frost on it. Got it last spring, mine seems to be happier in the ground than it was in a pot. I will probably be offering this one again next spring. Sold out in a hurry last year.

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 9, 2017 10:25 AM CST
Holy Smokes, that's quite a look for GN...major happy in the ground...and showing off with the numerous amount of offsets! Glad you snapped that quick one for us, Chris!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 9, 2017 10:49 AM CST
Chris, it looks wonderful. Love the colors with the frost. I forgot that you were handling 'Gold Nugget' at your online nursery.
Another great source for those looking to acquire this one.
Bet Chris would take pre-orders?
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Nov 9, 2017 11:22 AM CST
Yes, I could take preorders Lynn. Big Grin

Once it was in the ground it really started putting out chicks.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 9, 2017 1:16 PM CST
Interesting about the ground thing for offsets. Is that a regular thing about semps...ground vs pots related to offsets or not?
Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Nov 9, 2017 2:58 PM CST
goldfinch4 said:Sorry I haven't been around much. Working crazy hours for several months on a temp job. Anyway, did manage to snap a quick picture of my 'Gold Nugget' yesterday morning, even though it had some frost on it. Got it last spring, mine seems to be happier in the ground than it was in a pot. I will probably be offering this one again next spring. Sold out in a hurry last year.
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I wonder how these would do in Ohio??

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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Nov 9, 2017 3:16 PM CST
Haven't noticed that with all semps Bev, but certain one's seem to produce more chicks if they're planted in the ground.

@cwhitt, they should do great in Ohio - I live in Wisconsin.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 10, 2017 12:21 PM CST
And Chris Hansen is in Michigan. I agree with Chris, they should do very well in Ohio.

Bev, over the years I have noticed that some will produce quite good in containers, and some not so good. I never made notes on which ones though. Sad
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Nov 10, 2017 3:19 PM CST
We should all make some notes about that. I have found many of mine seem happier in pots rather than in the ground, but that is possibly due to the fact that if the potted ones don't look happy, I change their location....more shade, or more sun.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 10, 2017 6:21 PM CST
Karen I can see where yours would be much happier in containers.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Nov 10, 2017 6:25 PM CST
Yes, it makes it much easier to be sure they're happy. My one bed in the ground is doing well, but the semps seem smaller overall, and right now they're a lot darker in color than the others in pots. I'm not sure why the color variation because all of the pots are outdoors too.
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