Sempervivum forum→Oddity special requirements

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Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 2, 2018 9:24 AM CST
I made it through the winter and only lost 1 rosette to the weather this winter, and with an ice storm covering the hypertufa with heavy ice for 2 days. Last year I changed substrates to 3/4 inorganic (Pumice, turface, and grit) and 1/4 organic (MG). The mixture was too lean for most semps in my area except for Oddity.
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springcolor
Apr 2, 2018 10:02 AM CST
I had issues with Oddity, moved it to a more shaded area and it's thriving.
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valleylynn
Apr 2, 2018 10:27 AM CST

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Mine has always been grown in full sun. For some years it was in compost from our local farm store, in recent years it has been in sandy loam.

In compost with chicken grit mulch:


In sandy loam with chicken grit mulch:
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 2, 2018 10:53 AM CST
I wish there were more quilled varieties.
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 4, 2018 10:29 AM CST
When I had my 'Oddity' in a container in full sun it turned quite red.
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Now that it's in the ground with only morning sun it looks normal.
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These are old pictures. Everything is once again buried under snow after the 6+ inches we received last night. Grumbling

Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 4, 2018 6:33 PM CST

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Oh Chris, not more snow? Will spring ever arrive in Wisconsin? Group hug
Name: Mark McDonough
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AntMan01
Apr 4, 2018 7:47 PM CST
GregC said:I wish there were more quilled varieties.


I wish there were fewer quilled varieties, but that's the great thing about gardening, one can focus on the plants one likes and avoid those not liked.

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I use #2 chicken grit to feed my hens & chicks :-)
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 4, 2018 8:29 PM CST
Mark could you give me the names of other quilled cultivars. I have Griggs and Oddity.
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AntMan01
Apr 4, 2018 8:39 PM CST
Sorry Greg I can't, I don't like quilled or monstrose varieties, and will never grow them. I'm attracted to symmetry, which is famously displayed in many semp varieties. Some people like odd and aberrant forms, that's fine, it's just not for me personally.
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I use #2 chicken grit to feed my hens & chicks :-)
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 4, 2018 8:53 PM CST
Ok anyone know of other quilled cultivars?
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valleylynn
Apr 4, 2018 10:59 PM CST

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There is this one:
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 5, 2018 4:38 AM CST
valleylynn said:Oh Chris, not more snow? Will spring ever arrive in Wisconsin? Group hug


I'm beginning to wonder, Lynn!

Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 5, 2018 5:49 AM CST
We did get a dusting of snow here over the weekend, but our nights have dropped into the 20's.
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Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 6, 2018 12:58 PM CST
From the website at Wrightman Alpines: does not resemble "Weirdo' in our database, looks more like 'Oddity".
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Apr 6, 2018 2:32 PM CST
I agree Greg!
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 6, 2018 2:39 PM CST
Looking for a little Weirdo found something Odd-ity. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy!
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goldfinch4
Apr 6, 2018 5:50 PM CST
Lol!! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 6, 2018 7:07 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Good catch Greg.

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