Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Red Rum')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 7, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Red Rum').

A large robust semp from David T. Ford of the United Kingdom.
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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Red Rum') .

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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Red Rum')
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 8, 2017 10:01 AM CST
Wow, watermarks galore! nodding
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 8, 2017 10:10 AM CST
How could a person NOT like 'Red Rum'?
And it is a tough semps in all seasons here in my Pacific Northwest garden in full sun.
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Nov 8, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Mine's not looking so red at the moment but does get very red in the summer. This one bloomed out in the middle and repair has been attempted.
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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
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valleylynn
Nov 8, 2017 11:25 AM CST
Tim your repair is going to be beautiful come next spring. The colony looks great right now.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Nov 8, 2017 1:58 PM CST
Not as red as the "performance" pics provided by Lynn, but Tim, I think your colony looks good, but everybody knows I have lower standards as I like green Rolling my eyes.
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 6:11 PM CST
I need to go out and get a current photo of 'Red Rum'. Bet mine look much like Tim's right now.
Bev this is the time of your you should really love 'Red Rum'. Green Grin!

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