Saint Michael’s Mount, a quaint harbour dominated by a castle, and home to Daniel Michael, a passionate Gardener. The place where the story began, and the wonderful Semponiums were created.
During an unusually harsh winter in 2009, Daniel sadly lost half his huge collection of succulents, which usually thrive in the extreme southwest of Cornwall. Though this was a devastating loss, it was the beginning of something spectacular.
With the aim of making a collection more resistant to cold, Daniel started breeding the plants himself. Combining Aeoniums, relatively strong plants with enormous ornamental value, with Sempervivums which are known for their hardiness, it took three years to eventually get his first success, the Semponium.
- Like lots of sun and airy soil
- Is very drought-resistant and requires little care
- Is a great plant in Northern Europe
Semponium ‘Sienna’ won third place in the plant of the year RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021