Name: Daisy I Reno, Nv (Zone 6b) Not all who wander are lost
Sempervivum are monocarpic. That means after producing several chicks, the hen will bloom and die. The first time that happened to my Semps, I totally freaked so I try to warn others in advance of the 'mass die off' before it happens.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada