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On Aug 16, 2009, blomma Casper, WY (Zone 4a) wrote:
I have ordered Sempervivums from this company since 2003. My last order was in 2008. I was satisfied the first few years but during the last 3 years I discovered I received quite a few miss-named Sempervivums. It was made obvious when I ordered the same variety of Sempervivum that I already had,.They were completely different from what I had with the same name. All are growing in the same area in my garden. In contrast, I have received plants that matured exactly the same yet came with different names.
All my varieties are carefully labeled as I plant them. I also have a hardcopy, and a chart on my computer to keep track of them. Last week I dicovered another miss-labeled variety that I bought in 2008. I have their catalog from 2004 and the description of the plant in question don't match at all.
Now I wonder how many of all my 90+ varieties of Semps that I have purchased from them over the years are correctly named. Needless to say, I will not order from them again.