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|Positive ||Alexwtf_93 ||On Dec 6, 2010, Alexwtf_93 from Susanville, CA wrote:
very easy plant to grow in sun or shade, it can be very small sometimes and grow between rocks and is small enough for almost any container garden
|Positive ||terrora ||On Sep 6, 2010, terrora wrote:
Greetings...I have these and their flowers are unique and lovely...but our lot gets too hot for these beauties to stay in full sun. I keep them in partial shade...or in morning sun and they do fine (-_^)
|Positive ||lehua_mc ||On Jun 30, 2009, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have Sempervivum Hens and Chicks 'Frosty'. They are small, green, tight clusters, like little pin cushions, and covered with fine cobwebs, forming a dense 'pool' of white fuzz in their center. When it starts to open up to flower, you can see its burgundy tips. I got the beautiful pink flowers after one winter in the ground, in late June.
|Positive ||empressjoan ||On Jul 4, 2006, empressjoan from Ashland, OR wrote:
After several years in a small pot, my plant burst into bloom and looks quite like a tiny Gaudi cathedral!
|Neutral ||jhyshark ||On Jun 28, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:
Just did some more research and my picture of the one with reddish leaves may be cultivar "Cebenese"
|Positive ||wnstarr ||On Nov 14, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:
The "cobweb" hen & chick if blooming in red is sempervivum arachnoideum rubrum. I have charished this interesting little fellow for years. Has survived, rain, hail, snow, sleet. Deep freezes and never fails to delight me with its durability. Love the cobweb affect, arachnoideum refers to arachnoids, or spiders. Rubrum is red, for the bloom. Good luck, and happy gardening.
|Neutral ||Terry ||On Sep 3, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
Some commercial sources sell this plant as Sempervivum arachnoidem cv. 'Cobweb' although there is little supporting evidence for it being a cultivar.
|Positive ||pleb ||On Aug 31, 2003, pleb from Plymouth,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:
Always an interesting plant and easy to grow but resents winter wet. The 'cobweb' catches and holds the rain so that rot is likely to set in.
|Positive ||Happenstance ||On Aug 31, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:
This variety has rosettes of all basically the same size, as opposed to the "moms & babies" generally seen. After bloom the rosette dies and other smaller ones increase in size to fill up the space.
See the images I've uploaded for the bloom, decline and death of rosettes.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bear Creek, Alaska
San Diego, California
San Leandro, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hamilton, New Jersey
Roswell, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Mooresville, North Carolina
Gold Hill, Oregon
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Warrior Run, Pennsylvania
El Paso, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
White Center, Washington