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I planted a Sempervivum in my Belfast sink and this flower has appeared in the last few days.....I didn't think it was a flowering type so my question is, does the flower belong to the sempervivum or is it a different plant and if so what is it?
This is a better picture of the Sempervivum, it is a bit hidden by the Geum at the moment.
OL....yes........that's a sempervivum flower
Definitely a sempervivum. I think they'll all flower given the right conditions.
Oh, wow, I didn't realise. I thought the cobwebby thing on the plant was the 'flower'. It must like it in the sink underneath the Geum I'll have to make sure Lily sees this thread as she liked the sempervivum when I bought it.
Very pretty flower too Thank you ladies.
Lovely sempervivum flower.
The rosette that produced the flower will die off but I see you have plenty of 'chicks' to take over.
Thanks for that madpenguin, I didn't know that. I'm totally new to Sempervivums and sedums so all info helps
Oh wow OL, thats pretty, did I have one of those in my bowl planter? Will have a quick look in my pic file. Sure I had a cob-webby looking plant, sorry just woken up on sofa lol.
Old pic, all plants in this pot much larger, is this the same plant OL, will look at pot/plants tomorrow.
Did you see the pic of my large semperwhatsit that I bought a few weeks ago, not sure the exact name as it didn't have a label. Not a cobwebby one tho.
Hi Star gaze I think the plant in your photo is an echeveria, I have 4 different ones. Like sempervivums they can cope with drought but I find they grow much better if kept watered, they aren't frost tolerant either. Here in the NE I overwinter mine in a cold greenhouse. They are also propagated from off shoots.
I agree with Bilje............an Echeveria rather than Sempervivum
Thank you OL, Bilje and philippa
Yes its funny OL, i never really liked them much either, but saw the ones i got for the pot and really like them now, tho there are still some that i don't think are that great. Hope that makes sense lol.
Bump for SGL re your Eche-wotsit
Thank you OL, its got more flowers on it since that pic was taken, and theres another just starting to poke through. Just wondered if it should come inside for the winter, its quite big and I don't want to lose it.
It's beautiful.....might add to my wish list, it would make a lovely replacement for the Geum which is getting a new home somewhere (although I don't know where yet)