Sempervivum forum: Semp 'Round Midnight' plant habit

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Name: Mark McDonough
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AntMan01
Aug 8, 2018 7:23 PM CST
Not sure how 'Round Midnight' should mound up, I've looked at the Semp Database plant record, and I see evidence this one can have such short stolons that rosettes pile up on themselves. I don't like how my plant was looking with 3 rosettes jammed tight together, such that they face sideways. I decided to divide up my plant.
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On the operating table, one rosette had a short stolon (the smaller rosette in the middle), and the two other rosettes were joined at the hip and I had to slice through the connection to separate them. Also harvested 6 chicks that were hiding within the interstitial space between crammed rosettes. A different Boston-based IPA (Harpoon) was essential for the operation.
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Round Midnight rosettes replanted in a flat, chicks potted up.
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How does your 'Round Midnight' grow? I like the color but not liking how it grows thus far.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 12, 2018 10:09 AM CST

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I'll have to check on mine Mark. It's been awhile since I really looked at them.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 12, 2018 7:01 PM CST

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Mark, not sure why yours are growing that way. Just came in from checking on mine. The colony is growing normally, chicks ringed around the mother rosette.
Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
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AntMan01
Aug 12, 2018 8:18 PM CST
valleylynn said:Mark, not sure why yours are growing that way. Just came in from checking on mine. The colony is growing normally, chicks ringed around the mother rosette.


Can you show a photo Lynn. Mine are growing the same slammed together embedded way as Vlado.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 12, 2018 9:51 PM CST

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I'll get a photo in the morning Mark.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 13, 2018 10:34 AM CST

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Here you go Mark, photo taken this morning.
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Name: BigT
Central Illinois (Zone 5)
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Bigtattoo
Aug 13, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Wow! What a beauty, I love those colors. Drooling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 13, 2018 11:21 AM CST

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Glad you like it BigT.
It is one that has interesting color year round. This is the least colorful time of year for it, but I love even these colors.
Name: BigT
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Bigtattoo
Aug 13, 2018 11:37 AM CST
valleylynn said:
It is one that has interesting color year round. This is the least colorful time of year for it, but I love even these colors.


Oh yeah! I checked it out in the DB. You provided a nice series of photos through the seasons. What a stunner.

I'd be interested to hear how it performs for Chris. His seasons would be more akin to mine, his winters a tad colder, (well probably a LOT colder. I hated Wisconsin winters.) my summers hotter, but still.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 13, 2018 11:50 AM CST

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Chris (goldfinch4) is a her. A wonderful her. It will be interesting to see how it does for Chris.
Name: BigT
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Bigtattoo
Aug 13, 2018 12:41 PM CST
D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 13, 2018 1:18 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Love it BigT. Big Grin
Name: Mark McDonough
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AntMan01
Aug 13, 2018 1:20 PM CST
valleylynn said:Here you go Mark, photo taken this morning.
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Thanks Lynn, as BigT said, love those colors. I'll chalk up the crammed-together growth on mine and an anomaly for this season, as with what happened to the Siamese triplets on Vlado (it'll need surgery too, to correct the mess).

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Come again another day (maybe in a few weeks!)
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Name: Mark McDonough
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AntMan01
Aug 13, 2018 1:24 PM CST
For the longest time, I too thought Chris was he rather than she, oh those gender-interchangeable names! But I never let Chris know of my mistake... oops, just blew my cover *Blush*
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Name: BigT
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Bigtattoo
Aug 13, 2018 1:27 PM CST
Mark, you're welcome to borrow my facepalm meme. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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plantmanager
Aug 13, 2018 1:33 PM CST
Don't we have 2 Chris's? One male, one female? I had a hard time figuring out the two.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 13, 2018 4:42 PM CST

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She Chris is in Wisconsin
He Chris is in Michigan
Both can deal with harsh winter weather.

She Chris' screen name kind of gives away her gender (goldfinch4). A beautiful singing goldfinch. Lovey dubby
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Aug 15, 2018 6:16 AM CST

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LOL Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I think I'm more often thought of as a he than a she when people see my name. It's actually Christine, but never went by that. Unless I was getting yelled at as a child Whistling Not that it happened often. Sticking tongue out

Here are a few pictures of my 'Round Midnight'. Mine never got the amazing colors that Lynns does Lovey dubby

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 15, 2018 8:41 AM CST

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Those are looking beautiful Chris.
I find it hard to believe that you were ever yelled at. Angel
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Aug 15, 2018 8:54 AM CST

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valleylynn said:
I find it hard to believe that you were ever yelled at. Angel


Me too! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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