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Apr 2, 2018 9:24 AM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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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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Apr 2, 2018 10:02 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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I had issues with Oddity, moved it to a more shaded area and it's thriving.
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Apr 2, 2018 10:27 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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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:
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Apr 2, 2018 10:53 AM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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I wish there were more quilled varieties.
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Apr 4, 2018 10:29 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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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
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Apr 4, 2018 6:33 PM CST
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Oh Chris, not more snow? Will spring ever arrive in Wisconsin? Group hug
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Apr 4, 2018 7:47 PM CST
Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
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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 :-)
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Apr 4, 2018 8:29 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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Mark could you give me the names of other quilled cultivars. I have Griggs and Oddity.
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Apr 4, 2018 8:39 PM CST
Name: Mark McDonough
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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 :-)
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Apr 4, 2018 8:53 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
Bookworm Cactus and Succulents Cat Lover Sempervivums
Ok anyone know of other quilled cultivars?
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Apr 4, 2018 10:59 PM CST
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Apr 5, 2018 4:38 AM CST
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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valleylynn said:Oh Chris, not more snow? Will spring ever arrive in Wisconsin? Group hug


I'm beginning to wonder, Lynn!
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Apr 5, 2018 5:49 AM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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We did get a dusting of snow here over the weekend, but our nights have dropped into the 20's.
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Apr 6, 2018 12:58 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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From the website at Wrightman Alpines: does not resemble "Weirdo' in our database, looks more like 'Oddity".
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Apr 6, 2018 2:32 PM CST
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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I agree Greg!
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Apr 6, 2018 2:39 PM CST
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
Bookworm Cactus and Succulents Cat Lover Sempervivums
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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Apr 6, 2018 5:50 PM CST
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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Lol!! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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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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