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richard.spicer.7906

Based in St Albans. Making a career change to studying Horticulture. Likes most plants/shrubs, Bulb addict and converted succulent lover 😄

Pachyphytum 'Dark Red'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Lovely red flowers - which match Sedeveria ‘Blue Mist’ - what do you think @Soph1e? I think we debated this one earlier in the year #succulent #succulentflowers

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Yollymac

Yes, I agree. Have long since thought this plant is Sedeveria Blue Mist. Beautiful flowers! Doesn't it annoy you when supplier sell plants under made up names..! 😒

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rachelbrooks

How beautiful! ❤️

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carolecuttingitfine

Stunning shot!

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clipperty

Exquisite x x

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Simply gorgeous 😘

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @Yollymac - certainly can confuse things but sometimes there are benefits. This one not so much, but occasionally you get plants registered in non-English names (German for instance) so they give them a separate marketing name in English to help sales in other countries. You'd also be amazed how many roses are registered with just codes with no marketing name yet as they are waiting for the next special event eg A new royal baby or prince or princess to be named 😳

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Rach! 😊 they've lasted for ages too @rachelbrooks

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks Carole 😊🙏🏼 @carolecuttingitfine

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you lovely 😊 @clipperty

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, thanks Elaine, and such a lovely red colouring too ❤️ @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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Soph1e

I think that this could be a 'Blue Mist' @richard.spicer.7906. Beautiful flowers!

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richard.spicer.7906

The mystery of the labelled Pachyphytum ‘Dark Red’ (as sold in U.K. garden centres) might actually be Sedeveria ‘Blue Mist’ - it’s been flowering for the last 8-10 weeks now. Mystery solved perhaps?

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rachelbrooks

That’s lovely

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Rach 😊 - they were selling these in spring as outdoor plants at the local GC, but it’s done wonders indoors @rachelbrooks

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terrimclaughlin

So so pretty pretty!!!🤗😊💕

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richard.spicer.7906

🤞🏼😊

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richard.spicer.7906

#invalidname #pachyphytumdarkred #succulent #succulentid #plantid

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KelsiBriana

Ohhh, this is going to be pretty. #succulentflowers

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Yollymac

Very much looking forward to the flower of this plant Richard! 🌷

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Muzz67

Ooh nice!!!🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Here you go @Soph1e - definitely powdery blue on the new growth and where the GC had been watering it the older leaves are darker in appearance. It has been in my polytunnel for about 6 weeks now I think, which I guess has influenced the leaf colour. The other thing I noticed is that the main stem is branched, I can't see its ever been beheaded so seems natural - is that normal for this genus? And it looks like it's forming a few flower stems too 😀🤞🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

#invalidname #pachyphytumdarkred #succulent #plantid #succulentid

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Soph1e

@richard.spicer.7906 if you have a look at the ICN listing for "Blue Mist" it does seem to branch. http://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel?akID=177&aaID=2&aiID=B&aID=1265 Yours is a really lovely specimen 😊

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Muzz67

Lovely ! Cant wait to see flowers 😁

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning 👋🏼☕️ - bit late for succulent Sunday but was a bit of a busy weekend. They were selling these in the garden centre as outdoor succulents, but I can’t find any info about this variety on the web. So it might be just a marketing name. I doubt I can leave it out all year either in the UK. It’s quite nice and has definitely gone more red since repotting and putting outside. The new growth is coming through as a glaucous blue-green colouring 👍🏼 #succulent #pachyphytum #pachyphytumdarkred

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godfreye

It does look happy and healthy 🤗

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Yollymac

It’s beautiful but it most certainly is a marketing name. ICN either yours or @Soph1e ‘s flower we can work it out. 😆

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pelly

Morning Rich 👋👋

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Soph1e

I haven't been able to find anything on it, either I'm afraid @richard.spicer.7906. Still waiting for mine to even think about blooming - it's been quite slow growing.

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Yollymac

@Soph1e - slow growing is a good indication of Pachyphytum though. 😊

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Soph1e

It's certainly slow growing but I can't find a pachyphytum that looks right @Yollymac. Did you see the photo I posted of it next to my "Blue Mist"?

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