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Old 24-06-2003, 06:44 PM
KathyA2
 
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Hi, I have been lurking for a while. Lots of good info here. My question
is, "What is the common name of a plant that is "older than dirt". I always
knew it as LiveForever. It is a very easy to grow plant that is light green
and has pale pink flowers in the fall I think. It is almost like a
succulent. You can break off a piece and stick it in the dirt and it will
grow. I have been unable to find anything about it on gardening web sites.
It must be know as something else. Can anyone help me?

TIA
KathyA2



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Old 24-06-2003, 06:56 PM
Alexander Pensky
 
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KathyA2 wrote:

Hi, I have been lurking for a while. Lots of good info here. My question
is, "What is the common name of a plant that is "older than dirt". I always
knew it as LiveForever. It is a very easy to grow plant that is light green
and has pale pink flowers in the fall I think. It is almost like a
succulent. You can break off a piece and stick it in the dirt and it will
grow. I have been unable to find anything about it on gardening web sites.
It must be know as something else. Can anyone help me?

TIA
KathyA2



Hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum)

Try googling it.


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Old 24-06-2003, 07:08 PM
KathyA2
 
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I have that (Hen and Chicks), in addition to the one I am thinking of. This
Live Forever grows tall, about 12 to 16 inches tall. Can I attach a
picture? KathyA2

"Alexander Pensky" wrote in message
...
KathyA2 wrote:

Hi, I have been lurking for a while. Lots of good info here. My question
is, "What is the common name of a plant that is "older than dirt". I

always
knew it as LiveForever. It is a very easy to grow plant that is light

green
and has pale pink flowers in the fall I think. It is almost like a
succulent. You can break off a piece and stick it in the dirt and it will
grow. I have been unable to find anything about it on gardening web

sites.
It must be know as something else. Can anyone help me?

TIA
KathyA2



Hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum)

Try googling it.




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Old 24-06-2003, 07:20 PM
Brynk
 
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Sedum?
mebbe Autumn Joy?

--

Barry


"KathyA2" wrote in message
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I have that (Hen and Chicks), in addition to the one I am thinking of.
This
Live Forever grows tall, about 12 to 16 inches tall. Can I attach a
picture? KathyA2

"Alexander Pensky" wrote in message
...
KathyA2 wrote:

Hi, I have been lurking for a while. Lots of good info here. My

question
is, "What is the common name of a plant that is "older than dirt". I

always
knew it as LiveForever. It is a very easy to grow plant that is light

green
and has pale pink flowers in the fall I think. It is almost like a
succulent. You can break off a piece and stick it in the dirt and it

will
grow. I have been unable to find anything about it on gardening web

sites.
It must be know as something else. Can anyone help me?

TIA
KathyA2



Hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum)

Try googling it.






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Old 24-06-2003, 07:20 PM
Charles
 
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On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 18:02:11 GMT, "KathyA2"
wrote:

I have that (Hen and Chicks), in addition to the one I am thinking of. This
Live Forever grows tall, about 12 to 16 inches tall. Can I attach a
picture? KathyA2

Do you have access to the group alt.binaries.pictures.gardens? that
would be the place for pictures.



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Old 24-06-2003, 08:08 PM
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Sempervivum literally means "Live Forever" when you translate the generic
name to English.

However, thay are not the succulent plant to which you allude.

You may be thinking of the widely grown Hylotelephium (formerly Sedum)
spectabile.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...ff&q=%22sedum+
spectabile%22&btnG=Google+Search


KathyA2 wrote in message
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Hi, I have been lurking for a while. Lots of good info here. My question
is, "What is the common name of a plant that is "older than dirt". I

always
knew it as LiveForever. It is a very easy to grow plant that is light

green
and has pale pink flowers in the fall I think. It is almost like a
succulent. You can break off a piece and stick it in the dirt and it will
grow. I have been unable to find anything about it on gardening web

sites.
It must be know as something else. Can anyone help me?

TIA
KathyA2




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Old 24-06-2003, 08:44 PM
KathyA2
 
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Thank you for all the info. I believe, from the images, that the plant is
sedum.
I knew you all could help me!!!
KathyA2


"Cereoid-UR12yo" wrote in message
m...
Sempervivum literally means "Live Forever" when you translate the generic
name to English.

However, thay are not the succulent plant to which you allude.

You may be thinking of the widely grown Hylotelephium (formerly Sedum)
spectabile.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...ff&q=%22sedum+
spectabile%22&btnG=Google+Search


KathyA2 wrote in message
rthlink.net...
Hi, I have been lurking for a while. Lots of good info here. My question
is, "What is the common name of a plant that is "older than dirt". I

always
knew it as LiveForever. It is a very easy to grow plant that is light

green
and has pale pink flowers in the fall I think. It is almost like a
succulent. You can break off a piece and stick it in the dirt and it will
grow. I have been unable to find anything about it on gardening web

sites.
It must be know as something else. Can anyone help me?

TIA
KathyA2






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Old 24-06-2003, 09:44 PM
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In article ink.net,
"KathyA2" wrote:

Hi, I have been lurking for a while. Lots of good info here. My question
is, "What is the common name of a plant that is "older than dirt". I always
knew it as LiveForever. It is a very easy to grow plant that is light green
and has pale pink flowers in the fall I think. It is almost like a
succulent. You can break off a piece and stick it in the dirt and it will
grow. I have been unable to find anything about it on gardening web sites.
It must be know as something else. Can anyone help me?

TIA
KathyA2


"Live Forever" or Liveforever is one of those folk-names that shift from
species to species depending on where you're from or where your folks were
from & what kind of succulents were either native plants or commonly
gardened plants. Hen & Chicks, short evergreen Stonecrops, tall deciduous
stonecrops (Hylotelephiums), & especially Dudleyas all get called
Liveforever by some people. If I had to pick one, chances are you are
remembering Lanceleaf Dudleya which throughout the west coast is the
primary plant to be called Liveforever. They have tall beautiful
pink-succulent stems with pink & yellow flowers up top, but the leafy part
is kind of humble, about halfway between a common groundcover stonecrop &
a houseleek.All of these things that get called Liveforevers are "easy"
plants perfect for child-cared-for rockeries, & nearly all can be started
from a single chubby leaf (perhaps not the deciduous stonecrops so
easily).

-paghat the ratgirl

--
"Of what are you afraid, my child?" inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
-from Peter Newell's "Wild Flowers"
See the Garden of Paghat the Ratgirl: http://www.paghat.com/
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