Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Freeze damage to some new seps

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Name: Greg Chrislip
Lawrence, KS (Zone 6a)
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Apr 5, 2018 5:07 PM CST
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“The centipede was happy, quite, Until a toad in fun Said, 'Pray, which leg goes after which?; This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run.”
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Name: Mark McDonough
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AntMan01
Apr 5, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Greg, did they get caught outside on a frosty night?
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Apr 5, 2018 5:33 PM CST
Oh man, sorry about that! Often the plants will bounce back even from something like this. I'd try and keep them where it won't freeze (which hopefully your weather is on the way to NOT having anymore freezes this year! They will need bright shade while they repair, and then slowly put them in the sun once you see them bouncing back. These are pretty resilient plants, and often they look worse then they are! I tip my hat to you.

Name: Greg Chrislip
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GregC
Apr 5, 2018 5:44 PM CST
Guess the eves of the house didnt offer enough shelter. Back to the garage.
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“The centipede was happy, quite, Until a toad in fun Said, 'Pray, which leg goes after which?; This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run.”
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2018 7:07 PM CST

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Oh no. Did all of your new ones do this? Which cultivars froze? What were the temps?
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Name: Greg Chrislip
Lawrence, KS (Zone 6a)
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GregC
Apr 5, 2018 7:58 PM CST
Utopian, Fire Dragon, Larissa and Blue Boy took it worse. Back into garage 18 degrees tomorrow night
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“The centipede was happy, quite, Until a toad in fun Said, 'Pray, which leg goes after which?; This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run.”
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2018 8:18 PM CST

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I know I've had problems with 'Fire Dragon', but never 'Blue Boy'.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 5, 2018 8:20 PM CST
I lost my Blue Boy this winter. Everything else in the same place did very well. My Blue Boy is completely dead. :(
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Name: Mark McDonough
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AntMan01
Apr 5, 2018 8:35 PM CST
I've had 'Blue Boy" for approximately 10 years planted in a shallow flat sitting on the ground, never has shown any winter problems, it's swelling up and looking good right now, even though we've had a terrible rollercoaster winter and now spring-that's-still winter.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2018 9:41 PM CST

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Karen, your 'Blue Boy' may need a bit more protection from your harsh NM summer sun, and maybe a bit more water during dry time.
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plantmanager
Apr 5, 2018 9:46 PM CST
I don't know, Lynn. It did just fine all summer in morning sun. I may have not watered quite enough during our unusually dry winter. When I first planted it, the birds took about half of my 3 plants. I replanted the remains, and thought they were doing great.
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Name: Greg Chrislip
Lawrence, KS (Zone 6a)
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GregC
Apr 6, 2018 7:41 AM CST
10 days left until our last predicted frost date Hurray! . Next year I'm not dealing with ice storms, wind chill, snow that freezes, I'm getting greenhouses to cover plants. I figure to leave the doors open so humidity is not a problem, close when bad weather comes in. I'm going with several with several 4-foot models.
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“The centipede was happy, quite, Until a toad in fun Said, 'Pray, which leg goes after which?; This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run.”
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 6, 2018 8:50 AM CST

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Wow, those are interesting Greg. Will they have a tendency to blow over in high winds?
Name: Greg Chrislip
Lawrence, KS (Zone 6a)
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GregC
Apr 6, 2018 9:05 AM CST
My troughs are arranged on several benches, I believe if I tied off to the benches the weight of bench and troughs will keep them secure.
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Crazy Entomologist
“The centipede was happy, quite, Until a toad in fun Said, 'Pray, which leg goes after which?; This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run.”
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Apr 6, 2018 9:32 AM CST
Wind will probably be the worst problem, Greg. Make sure they are tied down well. If you want lots of good ideas, come join our Hobby Greenhouse Growers Assn.
https://www.hgga.org/
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Name: Greg Chrislip
Lawrence, KS (Zone 6a)
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GregC
Apr 6, 2018 9:48 AM CST
Thanks, Karen, account waiting for confirmation
Crazy Entomologist
“The centipede was happy, quite, Until a toad in fun Said, 'Pray, which leg goes after which?; This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run.”
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 6, 2018 10:22 AM CST

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Great idea Karen.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Apr 6, 2018 3:30 PM CST
Great, Greg. It looks like you're a member now. I see Tim there too! It's a pretty new group but growing well. It's owned and run by Moonshadows from this site.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 13, 2018 9:08 AM CST
Forecast freezing rain tonight, the semps have taken some hits from the ice this winter, going to try putting some plastic trash bags over the semps to see if they can get some protection for the next few days.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 13, 2018 9:54 AM CST

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Oh no. Rj good idea about using some kind of cover. Keep us posted.

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