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Welcome to the world of Sempervivum (hen and chicks), Jovibarba (rollers), and Jovibarba heuffelii.

Please come in and enjoy the Chat thread and other informative threads. Share your ideas and experiences growing these amazing succulents and post photos of the ones you are growing. Used for container growing, ground cover, rock gardens and hanging baskets. Let your creativity lead you to new ways of using them.

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'St. Cloud'), valleylynn wrote:

Here is a very interesting quote from Kevin Vaughn, talking about a new seedling from S. 'St. Cloud'. I hope this lovely seedling will be named and placed on the market.
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JungleShadows said:Lynn,

Well I certainly enjoyed the visit! It's always good to have another set of eyes look over the seedlings. Hope the little class in crossing was a help too. I think you know about pollen now and where it should go and how you have to wait until the flower is at the right stage.

The seedling that you couldn't read is a new baby from 'St. Cloud' X self. It has both tufts of hairs and lots of very prominent cilia. As you may remember from your visit, 'St. Cloud' has pale pink flowers, not the bright rosy pink flowers you see in most arachnoideum hybrids, indicating a yellow or pale flowered other parent. When you self pollinate 'St. Cloud' you begin to see some of the segregation of the traits from the other parent. Obviously 'St. Cloud' has a parent with some genes for prominent cilia as 3 of the seedlings in that group do. The one you photographed is the champ for this, however. It also has exceptional wide leaves and an unusual shade of green. Of course this seedling is only 3 months old so it will not show its true colors until next spring. Based upon the size of this plant after just 3 months I assume it;s going to be BIG.

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Purple Passion'), Patty wrote:

Not very colorfast.

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Silver Thaw'), valleylynn wrote:

Here is a quote from Kevin Vaughn about Sempervivum 'Silver Thaw':

JungleShadows said:I can tell you the story of this one.
Mina Colvin loved arachnoideum 'Tomentosum' and wanted to see what variations it might produce from seed. She grew a large number and sent a slide of the group of seedlings in our round robin that eventually became SFAN. I saw two that looked distinctive in the slide and said "pull these two out and grow them on". Those two turned out to be 'Raspberry Ice' and 'Silver Thaw', both great plants although frustrating as parents because they produce few seeds. Both grow great for me although my colony of 'Silver Thaw' looks a bit chimeric, as some of the rosettes are differently colored than the rest. Generally I would blame seedlings, but not in this case.

Kevin

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Raspberry Ice'), valleylynn wrote:

Here is a quote from Kevin Vaughn on Sempervivum 'Raspberry Ice':

JungleShadows said:I can tell you the story of this one.
Mina Colvin loved arachnoideum 'Tomentosum' and wanted to see what variations it might produce from seed. She grew a large number and sent a slide of the group of seedlings in our round robin that eventually became SFAN. I saw two that looked distinctive in the slide and said "pull these two out and grow them on". Those two turned out to be 'Raspberry Ice' and 'Silver Thaw', both great plants although frustrating as parents because they produce few seeds. Both grow great for me although my colony of 'Silver Thaw' looks a bit chimeric, as some of the rosettes are differently colored than the rest. Generally I would blame seedlings, but not in this case.

Kevin

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Silverine'), JungleShadows wrote:

Patty's plant does not look right to me. It should never show more than a blush of pink. It is similar to 'Lilac Time' but more silver-colored.

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