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chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like me

Posted by friend z6a NJ (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 13, 06 at 10:16

I promised you all i'd send pics when the hens flowered so here you go!
I never get this many hen flowers in one year.. usually it's one a year or none at all some years. weird
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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

Aren't you the lucky one...... I've had hens and chicks for at least the last 5 years and just last year one single flower bloomed, couldn't believe.
Sheree


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OMG!!! I've never seen them in bloom!!! I didn't even know they bloomed!!! Those are cool. Your little pot is awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy


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Sheree

two years ago- i had one single bloom. Last year I had 2 bloms and this year- 5!!!
but i think the Hen dies after it blooms.. ( waaah)

Thanks Nancy :)


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Hello Friend:

That is beautiful. My love is chicks and hens. Started about 6 years ago and was bitten by the chicks. I changed mine up last night. Had all the same in each container. Why in my old age that it never occured to me put several types together. Looking at yours, I seemed to notice all the varieties, and mine looked rather bland with all the same. Thanks for inspiring me to change up.


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Nancy, I wondered why it gave up the ghost. Do you have squirrels or chipmunks steal them? Wouldn't think they would be that tasty. LOL When I had them on the ground, they disappeared fast, but in a container it slows down the critters a little.
Sheree


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I bought the spider web hens and chicks this year, but I put them in my terrarium..they started growing up towards the light..so I took them out and planted them outside. They are still growing up, have no web on them, but they look like they are going to flower. Will take pics when they do. Also..what does happen after they flower? Thanks.

Sherrie


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i'll let you know when mie are done.. but i do think they die...

thanks everyone!

Hallngarden... dont feel too bad- i probably only combined the kinds because it was all I had and coulndt afford to buy more of the same kind. hahaha


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My sempervivum fuego flowered. I, too, never knew hens and chicks flowered. I just bought this particular plant this spring and have been amazed at its growth and this amazing spike of flowers.

I don't know how to put a photo into my post, so I've included a link to my photo album on Flickr.

Do all hens and chicks have the ability to flower? Do they flower every other season or just when the conditions are right? I'd love to see this plant continue to bloom each year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of my sempervivum fuego


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I also love hens and chicks. Its hard to find different types but I have been looking. I buy new ones when they come in at the nursery. I keep adding them to my collection. Some of mine have bloomed too but I haven't noticed them dying. I guess I will have to check that out(-: They are so fun to grow. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of yours Thanks for sharing(-:


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I've had hen & chicks for years, and mother to, have NEVER seen one bloom, that is so neat! I bought a Strawberry Pot last year to move mine to, then life got in the way, now that I've seen yours, I really have to get them moved, and buy some other succulents as I intended!

Thanks for the motivation.

Ellie


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Did you Gal's know you can use the juice from Hen's and Chicks on burns, like aloe? Just snip off a nice juicy leaf and apply the gel-like juice directly to the burn for instant relief.


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here is a great place to buy semp *collections* at a great price. hth - jo

Here is a link that might be useful: sempervivums


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They flower? Who knew?


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Mine flowered one year. Sure surprised me! Then as some have said, it died. Yours are fantastic!


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I wonder why they die after they bloom...thats a bummer)-:


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ordered

I ordered some semps from that site the other day. Can't wait till they arrive(-: I am really getting into these interesting plants(-:


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Friend, those are lovely, I have one and I hope it blooms.

Ashley, how awesome, did yours die after it bloomed?

Sharon


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My short list of semps I have ...

SEMPERVIVUM CULTIVARS:
ACHALM
ALCHIMIST
ALI
ALICE
ALINE
ALMAROOS
ALPHA
AMETHYST
ANAK KRAKATAU
ANDRENOR
ANTERICUM
ANTJE
APACHE
APOLLO
APPLE BLOSSOM
ARNO
ASHES OF ROSES
ASTRID
ATHEN
ATLANTIS
AUREUM
AYMON CORREVON
BANDI
BARBOURY COAST
BARONESSE
BEAUTIFUL
BEDIVERE
BELLADONNA
BETSY
BLACK PRINCE
BLARI
BLOOD TIP
BLUE BOY
BLUE ICE
BLUE LIGHT
BLUE MOON
BLUSHING
BOROMIR
BRAND NEW HEAVIES
BRAUNBR
BRAUNKUGEL
BRITTA
BRONCO
BRONZE PASTEL
BROWN FLUSH
BROWN OWL
BUTTERBUR
BUTTERFLY
CANCER (synonim CORONA)
CANDY FLOSS
CARUSO
CASABLANCA
CASAS CORQUE (maybe CANSAS GORGE)
CASCADE
CASSIOPEA
CENTURIAN
CHAROKEE
CHERRY TART
CHOCOLATE (A. Smith S. marmoreum
Bruneifolium dark form)
CLARE
CLEVELAND MORGAN
COLIMA
COLLECTOR ANCHISII
COMMANDER HAY
CONO
CORONA (see: CANCER)
CORONET
CORREVON
CORSAIR
CRESTA
CRIPELLO
CROWS
CUPREOIDES
CYRHAM
DAKOTA
DANIELLA
DARK BEAUTY
DARK POINT
DEGENIANUM (wrong for S. x degenianum)
DELTA
DESDEMONA
DIANE
DIMBORO
DIRECTOR JACOBS
DISCO
DOWNLAND QUEEN
DR. ZONNEVELD
DRAGONESS
DUKE OF WINDSOR
DUNKEL ROT
EBERTINA
EIGI
EISBR
EL MISTI
ELANIE
ELENA
ELISABETH
ELVA
EMMELINE
EPENDA
EREBUS
ERONGO
ESTELLE
EUGENIA
EXCALIBUR
EXCELENCE
EXORNA
FEUERRAD
FILOU
FIREFLY
FLAMING HEART
FLASHER
FLOWER POWER
FONTANAE
FORD GIANT
FORD'S AMABILITY
FORD'S GIANT
FORD'S SPRING
FRODO
FUEGO
FUZZY WUZZY
GALAHAD
GALAXIS
GAMMA
GAY JESTER
GAY SESTER (?)
GELINA
GIMSON VELVET
GIUSEPII
GLACIER
GLORIOSUM
GODDEDARD
GOLD AUB
GOLIATH
GOLLUM
GRANAT
GRAUGONG
GRAUPURPUR
GREEN APPLE
GREEN CAVO
GREEN GABLES
GREY DAWN
GREY LADY
GREY OWL
GREY VELVET
GRNRAND
GRNSPAN
GUNTHER
GUISEPPI
GYPSY
HABANNA
HAIDE
HALEMAUMAU
HANS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
HART
HAULLAUERS SEEDLING
HAVENDIJKER ABENDROT
HAVENDIJKER FEST
HAVENDIJKER KAI
HAVENDIJKER KIRMES
HAVENDIJKER KLAUSNER
HAVENDIJKER LEGION
HAVENDIJKER LEONARD
HAVENDIJKER LOHE
HAVENDIJKER SPLITT
HAVENDIJKER TEUFEL
HAVENDIJKS BEUTE
HAVENDIJKS FLUSH
HAVENDIJKS GIANT
HAVENDIJKS NEXT
HAVENDIJKS PERFECTION
HAVENDIJKS BEAR
HAVENDIJKS BEAUTY
HAVENDIJKS BLACK
HAVENDIJKS BRONZE
HAVENDIJKS BRUNETTE
HAVENDIJKS CRIMSON
HAVENDIJKS DIAMANT
HAVENDIJKS FIRE
HAVENDIJKS FIRST
HAVENDIJKS FIRST WEB
HAVENDIJKS KNIGHT
HAVENDIJKS LEOPARD
HAVENDIJKS MILKY WAY
HAVENDIJKS MILLENNIUM
HAVENDIJKS MIST
HAVENDIJKS MOUNTAIN
HAVENDIJKS NR. 1
HAVENDIJKS NR. 4
HAVENDIJKS PRIDE
HAVENDIJKS RED
HAVENDIJKS SPRING
HAVENDIJKS WEB
HAYLING
HEIDI
HEIGHAM RED
HEIKO
HEKLA
HERMANN NAPFEL
HEY-HEY
HOOKERI
HUNSRCK
HYDRA
ICICLE
INCA
IPF
IRAZU
IROKESE
ISABELLA
IWO
JANKO & IRENKA
JET STREAM
JEWEL CASE
JUBILEE
JUPP
JUPPITER
JURRINA
KANSAS
KAPPA
KASSIKAPP
KATINGA
KATMAI
KELPONE
KELUT
KIARA
KIBO
KIKI
KIMONO
KING GEORGE
KINSEAR
KIP
KOBAYASHI RED
KOHALA
KOSMODIO
KRAFLA
KRAMER'S SPINRAD
KRATER
KUGELBLITZ
KYLIE MINOGUE
LADY KELLY
LAMOTTEI
LANCELOT
LAVANDER AND OLD LACE
LEE
LEGOLAS
LIESBETH
LILAC TIME
LIME LIGHT
LIPARI
LIPSTICK
LIVELY BUG
LOTT – LOTT
LWENHERZ
LYRA
MAHOGANY
MAIGRET
MAJESTIC
MAJOR
MAKABOE
MANUEL
MARA
MARELLA
MARMOREUM
MARSALA
MAUNA KEA
MAUNA LOA
MAX FREI
MAYA
MECKI
MELANIE
MENUET
MERKUR
META
MIGNON
MISTI
MOLLY
MONTE SICO
MOUNT HOOD
MYSTIC
NADELLA
NATHAN
NAVAJO
NEMRUT DAG
NEPTUNE
NEVIS
NICO
NIDAS
NIGHT RAVEN
NIOBE
NOBBE
NOCTURNO
NOIR
NORA
ODITTY
OHIO BURGUNDY
OLD ROSE
OLIVETTE
ORDENSTERN
ORION
ORIZABA
OTHELLO
PACIFIC BLUE ICE
PACIFIC DEVELS FOOD
PACIFIC HAIRY HEP
PACIFIC RED ROSE
PACIFIC RIM
PACIFIC SEXY
PACIFIC SHADOWS
PACKARDIAN
PAGRO
PALLAS
PAMIR
PANAREA
PANDA
PARICUTIN
PATRAS
PATRICIAN
PAX
PEKINESE
PESCADO
PETIT RENEE
PFEFERKUCHEN
PILTI
PINGO
PINK JENNY
PIPPIN
PIRI
PITON
PLAMENY
PLUMB ROSE
PROUD ZELDA
PRUHONICE
PURDY
PURDY'S 80-5
PURDY'S 90-1
QUAX
RACEY
RAMESIS
RASPBERRY ICE
RAUCHER KLM
RAUHREIF
RED ACE
RED CHIEF
RED DELTA
RED DEMON
RED WINGS
REGIS FERNANDII
REINHARD
RENATA
RHEIN KIESEL
RHONE
RIHAMA
RITA JANE
ROBIN
ROHNSDORF HYBRID
ROMANZE
RONNY
RONSDORF
ROTER ZWERG
ROTKOPF
ROTMANTEL
ROTSANDERSTEINRIESE
ROTSTRAHL
ROYAL OPERA
RUBENS
RUBIN from Freehsdorf
RUBRA ASH
RUSTY
SABINA
SAITAMA
SANCY
SEEROSENSTERN
SEMINOLE
SHAMPOO
SHAURI
SHIRLEY JOY
SHIRLEY'S JOY
SIGI
SILBERCARNEOL
SILBERSPITZ
SILVER SONG
SILVER THAW
SIOUX
SIR WILLIAM LAWRENCE
SMARAGD
SMOKEY
SMOKEY JET
SPANISH DANCER
SPHERETTE
SPONDIAS
SPONNIER
SPRITE
STARSHINE
STERNSCHNUPPE
STETSON
ST. HELRNS
STRIDER
SULTAN
SUPRISE
SUPER DOME
SYLVIA
TAARA
TITANIA
TECK
TEDERHEID
TEIDE
TERRACOTA BABY
TIP TOP
TITANIA
TOPAZ
TOURMALINE
T'POL
TRACI SUE
TRISTAN
TRIUMPH
UTOPIAN
VAIKE
VICTORIAN
VILLOSUM
VIOLASCENS
VIOLETTA
VIRGIL
VITI
VLADO
WALPURGE
WASCBR
WEEPSAKE
WEISSE FEDER
WHITENING
WICHITA
WINTER BEAUTY
WOLCOTS VARIETY
XERXES
YOLANDA
ZELCA
ZHANE
ZILVER FOX COTE
ZIMTSTERN
ZULU
SEMPERVIVUM SPECIES:
S. andreanum (syn. S. tectorum ssp. alpinum)
S. annae coll. Omala
S. annetiense n.n.
S. antericum
S. apeninum
S. arachnoideum
S. arachnoideum coll. Austria
S. arachnoideum coll. Dolomitok/Passo di Fedaia
S. arachnoideum coll. Saas Fee, Switzerland
S. arachnoideum coll. Salardu /Pyrenees
S. arachnoideum coll. Andorra
S. arachnoideum cv. HOOKERI
S. arachnoideum cv. KAPPA
S. arachnoideum cv. ORDENSTERN
S. arachnoideum cv. SULTAN
S. arachnoideum f. webbianum cv. AUREUM
S. arachnoideum f. webbianum cv. ICICLE
S. arachnoideum rubrum
S. arachnoideum tomentosum
S. arachnoideum v. bryoides
S. arachnoideum v. glabrescens f. album
S. arachnoideum v. gnaphalium
S. arachnoideum v. laggeri
S. arachnoideum v. oligotrichum
S. arachnoideum v. sanguineum
S. arachnoideum v. tomentosum
S. arachnoideum x montanum
S. arachnoideum x nevadense from Sierra Nevada
S. armenum / S. armenicum
S. atlanticum
S.atlanticum coll. TIZINTICHA
S. atroviolaceum
S. atroviolaceum RUBRUM
S. balcanicum
S. balsii
S. brownii
S. calabricum hort.
S. calcareum EXTRA
S. calcereum
S. calcareum Greenii
S. calcareum LITTLE
S. calcareum Sir William Lawrence
S. calcareum Spinulifolium
S. calcareum coll. Guillaumes
S. cantabricum
S. cantabricum coll. Leitariegos
S. cantabricum ssp. guadarramense from Lobo No.1
S. cantabricum ssp. urbionense coll. Gaton
S. cantabricum x montanum v. stiriacum
S. caucasicum
S. caucasicum coll. Dagesztn
S. caucasicum coll. Dombai
S. charadzeae
S. charadzeae coll. Ober Raca
S. cilicium (?)
S. ciliosum
S. ciliosum coll. Ali Botush
S. ciliosum v. bandericianum
S. ciliosum x erythraeum
S. clusianum Abruzzi
S. cornuta
S. davisii coll. Agri Dagi
S. dolomiticum
S. dominii coll. Teberda-Dombai kztt, 1600 m
S. erythraeum
S. erythraeum coll. Pirin
S. from Pireneusok (?)
S. giuseppii
S. glaciale
S. graecum (hort.)
S. grandiflorum
S. grandiflorum coll. Nufennen Pass
S. ingwersenii
S. iranicum PF 2976 coll. Ardanuc
S. ispartae
S. italicum coll. Mt. Contento-Simbruini/Ol.
S. juwanii
S. kindingeri coll. Macedonia
S. leucanthum coll. Grzia
S. longum
S. macedonicum
S. marmoreum bruneifolium
S. marmoreum coll. Brzsny
S. marmoreum coll. Bkk-Molnr szikla
S. marmoreum coll. Rila
S. marmoreum f. patentifrons
S. marmoreum Mahagoni
S. marmoreum Michaelis Borsii
S. marmoreum ssp. erythraeum coll. PIRIN
S. marmoreum v.brunneifolium
S. marmoreum v. blandum coll. Ljubjana (?)
S. marmoreum v. blandum coll. Prokletje
S. marmoreum v. dinaricum
S. marmoreum x cv. Pinellii
S. matricum coll. Kamenica nad Hronom, Slovakia S 982-A
S. metallicum cv. Giganteum
S. milebrandtii
S. montanum coll. Magas-Ttra
S. montanum ssp. carpathicum from Kralovany, Slovakia S 953-A
S. montanum ssp. carpatichicum from Jastrabska skala, Slovakia S 053-A
S. montanum ssp. erythraeum ex Rila
S. montanum ssp. montanum from Daxnerovo sedlo, Slovakia S 023-A
S. montanum Stilfser Jack
S. montanum v. burnattii coll. French Alps
S. moserianum
S. nevadense
S. octopodes
S. octopodes v. apetalum
S. pitonii
S. pumilum
S. rainardii
S. roseum
S. sp. Kovacovske vrchy/Cs.
S. sanguineum
S. smrzianum
S. stiriacum coll. Maltatal, Austria S 0410-F
S. striacum v. praegerls
S. tectorum
S. tectorum »Violaceum«
S. tectorum atrosanguineum
S. tectorum Lancelot
S. tectorum monstrosum
S. tectorum Atropurpureum
S. tectorum Atroviolaceum
S. tectorum Monstrosum
S. tectorum Robustum
S. tectorum Royanum
S. tectorum rubra
S. tectorum Typ Feldmayer
S. tectorum v. juratense
S. tectorum v. pyrenaicum
S. tectorum v. rubra
S. tectorum v. validum
S. tectorum Villosum
S. thompsonii
S. thompsonii
S. tomentosum
S. tometosum
S. transcaucasicum
S. webbianum
S. wulfenii
S. wulfenii from Riegersburs, Austria S 046-A
S. wulfenii x montanum
S. zeleborii (synonim S. ruthenicum)
Natural Sempervivum hybrids:
S. x adenotrichum from Mt. Ferrant
S. x albidae
S. x albidum (S. tectorum x wulfenii)
S. x albidum (wulfenii x grandiflorum)
S. x angustifolium
S. x braunii (montanum x wulfenii)
S. x comollii Rota (wulfenii x tectorum)
S. x fauconnettii (arachnoideum x tectorum)
S. x fimbriatum (arachn. x wulfenii)
S. x fontanae (arachn. x tect. v. glaucum)
S. x funckii
S. x funckii x aracnoideum
S. x hybridum (arachnoideum x tectorum)
S. x versicolor Typ A
Ex JOVIBARBA (now Sempervivum, too):
J. allionii
J. allionii coll. Esteng
J. allionii coll.Esteng x hirta from Biele Karpaty („cv. OKI”)
J. allionii x hirta v. glabrescens from Smeryouka
J. allionii x sobolifera
J. arenaria
J. heuffelii (two from different sources)
J. heuffelii kopaonikense
J. heuffelii APACHE
J. heuffelii coll. Pasina Glava / former Yugoslavia
J. heuffelii coll. Pelister, ex Yugoslavia
J. heuffelii coll. Pirin Vichren/Bulgaria
J. heuffelii coll. Rila
J. heuffelii Regina - Ameliae
J. heuffelii cv. Fandango
J. heuffelii cv. Xanthoheuff
J. heuffelii v. kopaonikense
J. hirta
J. hirta coll. Blk/Bkk
J. hirta coll. Budai hegysg
J. hirta coll. Durmitor
J. hirta coll. Harsnyhegy
J. hirta HEDGEHOG
J. hirta glauca
J. hirta coll. Mecsek
J. hirta coll. Odorvr/Bkk
J. hirta coll. SMERYONKA - SMERYOUKA
J. hirta coll. Szekrnyes hegy
J. hirta f. rubra
J. hirta purpurea
J. hirta ssp. glabrescens from Ducove, Slovakia S 901-A
J. hirta ssp. hirta
J. hirta ssp. hirta from Stratenska Jaskyna, Slovakia S 891-A
J. hirta ssp. tatrensis coll. Klak, Slovakia S 021-J
J. hirta v. glabrescens
J. hirta v. neilreichii
J. hirta v. preissiana
J. hirta x sobolifera cv. Emerald Spring
J. sobolifera
J. sobolifera from Palava Mts /Czech Rep.
J. sobolifera JH 198 coll. St. Martin, 630m /Austria
J. sobolifera JH 200 coll. Gross Gerungd
J. x mitchellii cv. Sandy
J. globiferassp. Hirtum
J. globiferum BLUTROT
J. globiferum sssp. allionii
J. globiferum ssp. arenarium
J. globiferum ssp. globiferum
Will also swap lost labels sempervivums (semps with no name) – have cca 250 different! Special offer for swapping unnamed (lost labels) species and cultivars in 2007 - you get doubled number of semps you sent in exchange (for example, you sent 10 & get 20, you send 26 & get 52 etc.!)


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Renee,
You've GOT to be joking! Where do you keep them all!? :)
Amesly


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Well save your money and don't waste it on that above nursery link. (North Hills Nursery)Geez got my order and they are so small. I got more semps and bigger semps off ebay for the same price I paid for three of these. Talk about disapointment.)-:


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When my Flowers hit the ground they reseed and I have all sorts of lavender flowers. Can I just lay the stalk on the dirt or do I cover them with dirt.Thanks


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Lainee, you can not re-root the flower stalk of Sempervivum.

For photos of some of mine 1.700 visit my blog:

http://sempervivum.sosblog.com

Here is a link that might be useful: photo sempervivum blog


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What a beautiful Strawberry jar of Hen and chicks. I never knew that there were so many kinds. Thanks for sharing your photo. Jlily


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I too love the straw berry jar. I've always wanted one, wonder what I'm waiting for!
I gave away so many red and grey green (dozens, probably over 100) at a spring plant exchange cuz I had to dig up gardens for construction. Who knew they were so valuable, lol. The biggest red ones that I kept all bloomed (stress from moving?)so its a bit disappointing that I have mostly small ones now. But they grow fast and seem to love my garden. I totally lost my little hairy ones that have big beautiful flowers. I saw a mosaic made of different kinds/colors once. I might try that sometime.
kathy


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WOW!


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Gorgeous Lovely Pot!! Deedlesmum, and anyone in zone 5a/5b, can you really overwinter the hens&chicks in a strawberry pot? And what do you do, place in the shed, bring to basement, or what please? I happen to have a beautiful rich-red glossy clay strawb. pot which I forgot all about, when i fell for some hens&chicks at the garden center this week, came home with "Royal Ruby" a deep red, & "Sunset" a green w/red edges. I grabbed that pot when i found it yrs ago 'el cheapo' radically reduced, as it had a chip (which plants will hide), and purchased portulaca for it this yr thinking i'd finally put it to some pretty use. But now I see your pot photo, OH man-o-man that's beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. So any experience out there on what to do with a strawberry pot with hens & chicks in zone 5? We got down to -19below this past winter, with a -34below wind chill, for way too long~ Thanks for any advice on wintering such pots if planted! (oh by way, they got me this yr too. No sooner did i get home with these 2, but what i found myself in awe at a dark chocolate brown variety at another shop... gorgeous! ..still wishing i had grabbed it, but most sempervirens aren't cold hardy, are they?) thx~


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* * * All I can say is SUPER W O W ! ! ! ! ** ** ***********************************************************

I Simply Love those little Chicks & Hens !
Thanks so much for the pics & for
all the wonderful info ! ! ! !

Guess my little collection has to do me for now....
and did have 2 flowering last year... I was in
Chick/Hen H E A V E N ! ! ! !

~~~~~~~~ They just make me * H * A * P * P * Y ! ! !

God Bless !
SusieSunshine


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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

Most succulents bloom when they are stressed and/or crowded. My hummers love them....never go to the feeder.

I have a lot this year that I have not thinned out...if they are too crowded, the chicks can die off. Hen blooms and when it starts to die, I cut it off...my hens have not died that I remember.


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RE: chicks and hens flowering-link

I disagree about looking at that link....it has pics to id your plants. He put in some tufa instructions. There are planting instructions, pics of blooming plants and area guides, sample gardens.


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How do you get the Hens&Chicks to grow out of the hole? Do you plant individual plants into the holes? What keeps the planting medium from falling/washing out. I have H&Cs but never attempted planting them in a strawberry pot. I LOVE the look.


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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

Ok - my experience. They bloom and fall over and look ugly and die and if you leave the area alone you will think that someone sprinkled seeds all over the place. They come back and they come back strong and beautiful! I had about 30 plants until Mrs. Know didn't know and cultivated and planted other stuff where they were. They still emerge around the columbine (a wonderful plant) and will take over if I let it and I want them too. I have a host of different colors but think the silver is the prettiest.


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Hens & chicks are very hardy cold weather plants. In fact, Wisconsin has a succulent green house up in the frozen tundra. Drool over the babies featured at the site below. You just have to be careful of the pot you keep outdoors in the winter. Terracotta and some ceramic/clay pots don't always survive our winters.

Here is a link that might be useful: Simply Succulents


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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

I've seen them in WI planted outside in a kind of built up rockgarden like setting on either side of someones driveway. (They really look nice planted in the crevices between the big rocks) They had snow and ice on them, didn't phase them one bit.

I fell in love with them. So many beautiful kinds. I ordered some and they were dead within a year here in FL. I may not have given them good enough drainage or maybe the summer is just too hot and humid. Would like to try them again one day.

What a gorgeous pot that is the op posted back in '06.


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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

Hi all i just got a 55 inch high strawberry pot with 38 0pinings any ideas how to do it? i put a 14 inch pvc pipe down the center i whant to use chicks and heufelii. thanks marty


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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

My daughter bought my sempervivum at Walmart for mothers day this year and it bloomed! I didn't know anything about this plant until I started reading about it. I love them! Hopefully the picture I posted will come through.


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Nice pics! I haven't had time to notice if they die or not. Some of mine have bloomed but too busy taking care of mom, just water when needed. Emandi that is beautiful, so many flowers! I usually try to have them in more than 1 place so in case 1 dies I have others. Love the strawberry jar. I certainly would put a pipe full of holes down center as my clay strawberry pot is so compacted that I don't know how the plants are surviving. Some holes are empty because of it. I think you put holey pipe in & soil around it,add some clean sand to it & as you go up the pot put in the plants & from inside pot pat the soil around the plants & keep on going up to the top. Good Luck!! Jan


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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

I had no idea there were so many varieties!


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RE: chicks and hens flowering- for all you sempervivum NUTS like

You guys must try https://www.storesonlinepro.com/store/1818384/?sitecookie=8e6f069988792b3c5c0feff58737a10a

I'm sure some of you know them as being squaw mountain gardens..,not sure if this is just a branch or if they changed completely. I've ordered six times in two years and am always happy with my plants. Prices are $3.75 per named semp and $.40 per un-named cutting. I can also pay $3.60 for "growers choice" with name labels and get no less than 4 named semps...one each. The orders come in paper lunch sacks, bare root with a name tag inside, each order gets about 4-5 medium size semps. (1-2") and at Keats 3 of mine have always had chicks growing. I counted my pot of nouveau pastel just for a guide...I planted it two weeks ago right out of my bag and have 4 2" hens....one 1" and each hen has TONS of chicks. One side from my seat I can loosely count 19...so u get your money's worth.
I've bought from eBay....I usually pay $5 for ONE small semp and then shipping....or even if I'm lucky to get a $3.99 lot of four I still have higher shippig than cost of plant :/ smg has a $4.95 had leone charge and then ur ship pinch ages with size if order. My last order had 12 named semps...40 cuttings and 3 sedums. $7.40 shipping. So not bad.


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