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06/07/2014 at 14:04

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.


06/07/2014 at 14:08

OL....yes........that's a sempervivum flower

06/07/2014 at 14:09

Definitely a sempervivum.  I think they'll all flower given the right conditions.  

06/07/2014 at 14:11

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.

06/07/2014 at 16:45

Lovely sempervivum flower.

The rosette that produced the flower will die off but I see you have plenty of 'chicks' to take over.

06/07/2014 at 17:23

Thanks for that madpenguin, I didn't know that.  I'm totally new to Sempervivums and sedums so all info helps 

06/07/2014 at 23:19

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.


06/07/2014 at 23:24

Old pic, all plants in this pot much larger, is this the same plant OL, will look at pot/plants tomorrow.


07/07/2014 at 08:18
I think the one at the bottom with the cobwebby type stuff on (I'm very technical!) is the same one. I can't find my label, will have to look back on the thread for the name.
07/07/2014 at 08:31

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.


07/07/2014 at 08:40
That's pretty I was never a fan really of rockery type plants, until recently. They are very pretty and actually quite interesting to look at
07/07/2014 at 08:50
Found it Lily....from my Belfast Sinks thread

'The one at the bottom with what looks like cobwebs on it is yes, the one I bought yesterday. Is it a type of Sedum? The label says Sempervivum (Arachnoideum), it has an RHS Garden of Merit award They are so pretty. Your pot looks lovely Lily....for an Alpine garden'

I can't believe how much they have all filled out so quickly, I might post some more pics on that thread
07/07/2014 at 08:52
Just realised that last bit of the quote doesn't read right because it's now been taken out of was in relation to a comment made by another user
07/07/2014 at 09:51

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. 

07/07/2014 at 10:03

I agree with Echeveria rather than Sempervivum

07/07/2014 at 10:26
My last post and quote above relates to the plant in Lily's pot rather than the single plant image above......I didn't make that very clear, oops
07/07/2014 at 12:46

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.

11/08/2014 at 13:13

Bump for SGL re your Eche-wotsit 

11/08/2014 at 14:15

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.


11/08/2014 at 15:22

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) 

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