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Berkeley, CA

January 24, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8327573

Boy, can I relate to the concept of "wanting to have them all" when it comes to ordering new succulents! I just set up a little tent-style greenhouse on a sunny patch of land specifically so I can treat those babies right! I placed a LARGE order with SMG ( and everything arrived in great shape, carefully packed in little brown bags with printed tags accompanying each cutting. They, too have a great website and my only problem was holding myself back from ordering more. Thanks for the article, Geoff.


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8328060

thanks for that info... not the sort of succulents that interest me (most won't survive this climate), but looks like a good website.
North Augusta, SC

January 24, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8328378

How can I tell which succulents are likely to survive in my climate?

I have been growing a purple sedum "Postman's pride", but lately I've been tempted by things like Echeveria, semperviviums, and other sedums. I'm in South Carolina, which is very humid most of the year, in zone 8.


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 24, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8328427

I think, but don't quote me, that Sempervivums like your climate (they tend to be quite cold hardy)... but they hate hot, dry heat (like here)

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