I'd like to propose a competition. Let's see who's growing the largest semp (by rosette diameter). To compete, post a photo with a ruler for scale and the name of the cultivar, if you know it. And if you live near Salem, OR and are open to the idea, I'd love to interview you and photograph your giant semp when I'm up for the hybridizing clinic.
If we can accumulate some great photos of the semp giants, we can feature them on the Mountain Crest Gardens blog!
All the best,