Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'

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Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'

Post by jay3 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:34 pm

Got this Semp for my outdoor bed and wanted to share some photos. Highly recommend it - really gives that exotic succulent look while being hardy.

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Re: Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'

Post by edds » Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:35 am

It is a lovely one Jay. Mine is much smaller than yours at the moment.
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Re: Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'

Post by el48tel » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:43 am

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Attempting to grow Aeoniums, Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Lithops, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia.
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Re: Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'

Post by Stuart » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:27 pm

This one is marketed under the 'Chick Charms' brand and is available at some garden centres. Quite a few sold under this brand have been renamed with more 'commercial' names which adds the problem of the same plant being sold under more than name.
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The first photo was taken last November when it was looking rather dull and green. The other two photos were taken this morning and it has coloured up well but I've not found it easy like most Sempervivums. I've lost one a year ago and of the two replacements I've bought, one lost the main head and just has a few smaller offsets. The mixed trays at garden centres only have two or three in and they're usually the first to sell as they sell on their 'prettiness factor' but they can be tricky to grow.

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Re: Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'

Post by jay3 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:02 pm

Stuart wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:27 pm
This one is marketed under the 'Chick Charms' brand and is available at some garden centres. Quite a few sold under this brand have been renamed with more 'commercial' names which adds the problem of the same plant being sold under more than name.
Gold Nugget Nov20.JPGGold Nugget Ap21.JPGGold Nugget Apr21a.JPG
The first photo was taken last November when it was looking rather dull and green. The other two photos were taken this morning and it has coloured up well but I've not found it easy like most Sempervivums. I've lost one a year ago and of the two replacements I've bought, one lost the main head and just has a few smaller offsets. The mixed trays at garden centres only have two or three in and they're usually the first to sell as they sell on their 'prettiness factor' but they can be tricky to grow.

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Yes, I think there's also a trademark issue with the cultivars that Chris Hansen has bred. I've noticed that too with the 'Sunsparkler' brand of Hylotelephiums online, which I don't have personally. That said, I've been quite impressed with the look of the 'Chick Charms' range so far, I have 'Silver Suede' and 'Berry Blue' too, but it's clear 'Gold Nugget' is the standout of the range.

Nice plants by the way, it seems like Spring is the season when they really stand out. Mine is a fairly new purchase, so will have to see how it fares in the winter wet, since I suppose the snow-covered Michigan winters where these were bred are quite different from our own rainy ones.
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