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Perennial Obsessions is a small Mom and Pop plant nursery located in 'Wine Country' of Oregon's Willamette Valley, near Salem. The 'mom and pop' of this nursery are both life-long nursery-folk that somehow found themselves growers and collectors of a wide variety of hardy succulents.
The bulk of our collection are Sempervivum and Sedum, but we also have Rosularia, Saxifraga, Orostachy and Delosperma. We offer starts from our ever-evolving collection to the gardening public. Because we are small, we seldom have more than 10 or 20 of any items, so this site will not be helpful to wholesale nurseries.
What to expect when you order from us:
We grow our succulents outside or in unheated greenhouses, with limited fertilizer and just enough water. All plants are grown in 2 1/4" rose pots.
With sempervivum we ship a minimum of 3 rosettes. The size and quantity vary with the time of year. We take great care in keeping our plants correctly labeled!
Our sempervivum are shipped as bareroot plants. Each variety is sent in a labeled bag, with printed tag inside. Our other hardy succulents are sent with some soil still attached. The rootball is wrapped and secured. They are sent in labeled bags with printed tags inside too.
Hardy succulents are easy-care plants that tolerate drought, heat, freezing temperatures, neglect, and errant lawn mowers. They are generally disease and pest free. It's hard to hurt this type of plant, but over-watering, high humidity and standing water can be deadly. Good drainage is key. And lastly, these are hardy plants that need the outdoors to thrive. They are fickle houseplants at best.
Hardy succulents with their wide variety of exotic shapes, colors, textures and sizes provide unlimited uses for the adventurous gardener. They work well in the landscape, as ground cover, in rock walls, living roofs, mixed succulent containers, rock gardens, fairy gardens, vertical containers, wedding bouquets and party favors, and the list goes on and on!
Please note that succulents change color during the year. Most show a wide variation in color in the spring, summer and fall, and then tend to fade in the winter. Pictures in this catalog were taken at various times, trying to catch the peak of one season or another. Don’t fret if the plant you receive is not the same color as shown in the catalog. It will be that color at some time during the year.
Photos on this site are not edited for color, but the levels of light are adjusted. We use a Panasonic Lumix FZ50, which does an exceptional job capturing color.
Thanks for your interest in our plants! Dave and Cynda
International Orders: Please include a 'phyto' certificate (Phytosanitary Certificate); which can be found under the "International Shipping" category in the product page.