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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 31, 2012 5:58 PM CST
Purchased today. They told me it was some type of iceplant but it really doesn't look like what I have known as iceplants. They also said it gets pink flowers. Any ideas?

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2012 7:05 PM CST

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Here you go Connie. It is really a lovely plant. Baby Sunrose (Mesembryanthemum cordifolium 'Variegata')
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 1, 2012 7:20 PM CST
Oh thanks bunches, Lynn. That is surely it! I bought it at Voght's Nursery, out towards Lebanon. They also told me they sold it in hanging baskets last year.

I thought it looked like something I could use for table gardening, which is still in planning stages. Spent two hours at Fry Road Nursery today. Way to many greenhouses to comb through with a fine tooth comb to do in one visit!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2012 7:25 PM CST

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What a great day it must have been. I've never been to Voght's. And I have seen that plant in hanging baskets, it is beautiful. Would have to bring it indoors for winter though.

It would also be beautiful in your table gardening project. Who wouldn't want to be sitting by that plant? : )
Where is Fry Road Nursery?
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 1, 2012 7:51 PM CST
They also told me it was not winter hardy here so I may have to use it in a container nestled somewhere. Or take cuttings if that works.

Fry Road is one of the back roads southeast of Albany. Sort of like, you can get to Lebanon if you know which back roads to take, Fry Road being part of that system. The nursery is just a half mile off of Grand Prairie Road. I like them because they sell in starter plugs beginning at 89 cents each. I got a little red cobweb semp plug as well as fuchsia starts and a number of odds and ends. They probably have the largest fuchsia selection around since they took over the inventory of a large seller in Salem several years ago.

Link to their website:

http://www.fryroadnursery.com/
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2012 8:40 PM CST

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If you have time you could come to my place and get some semps and sedum for your project. : )

I just went and looked at there site. My goodness they carry a huge variety in plugs. I see why you like going there.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 1, 2012 8:58 PM CST
What a nice offer, Lynn. I may take you up on that a bit later. First, I have to build a table! LOL! It has been hard trying to find time to plan it out. It will take a trip or two to Home Depot for wood and so forth. In the mean time I have a couple of smaller projects; an old plastic style lawn chair past its prime and a child's craft desk that my son didn't want as they replaced it with some Ikea stuff. I'm even thinking of turning my old "doesn't work anymore because of alcohol in the gas" lawnmower upside down and throwing some dirt and semps/ sedums in it. Can't think of any other way to get rid of it other than cutting it up with a hacksaw and I'm not gonna go there!

I will be photographing as I go along but don't plan on posting until it is finished so all the posts will stay together.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2012 9:49 PM CST

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It will be a real treat for all of us when you finish the project and we can see it as it comes to life.
Would make a great article/tutorial. Thumbs up
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 1, 2012 10:02 PM CST
You can see I have a bit of propagation underway in the greenhouse:

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2012 10:06 PM CST

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You sure do. And they look so healthy and very nice coloring.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 1, 2012 10:13 PM CST
I think for the most part they are not rooted yet. I did this about two weeks ago. Most of my semps are no names or common named ones popular at places like Fred Myer. They should work well for my projects.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2012 10:52 PM CST

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Yes they will. You have a wonderful mix of colors and textures that will make the planting interesting.
Name: Kim
DC area (Zone 6b)
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twowee
Jun 2, 2012 2:19 PM CST
pardalinum said:You can see I have a bit of propagation underway in the greenhouse:

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Wow, nice work you have there. May I ask what's the name of the silver sedum on the bottom right?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 2, 2012 4:04 PM CST

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It looks like it could be S. 'Cape Blanco', but we will wait to hear from Connie. There are some others that are very similar.
Name: Kim
DC area (Zone 6b)
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twowee
Jun 2, 2012 4:28 PM CST
Lynn,

Can you name a few that are similar to Cape Blanco that are almost white and tiny?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 2, 2012 5:34 PM CST

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Here you go Kim. So nice photos to look at for the different S. spathulifolium. Big Grin
Name: Kim
DC area (Zone 6b)
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twowee
Jun 2, 2012 6:29 PM CST
Ahhhh, thank you, Lynn. Variety of Spathulifolium is indeed so nice to look at. I must get at least one of them. Lovey dubby
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 2, 2012 7:23 PM CST
The silvery ones on the right are indeed little starts of Cape Blanco. The light green in the left tray are makinoi Ogon. I don't know what the red semps are in the same tray but they stay fairly small and stay red all year. They clump really close in small containers without climbing on top of each other. I love it!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 2, 2012 8:27 PM CST

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They are all wonderful Kim. Smiling
Name: Kim
DC area (Zone 6b)
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twowee
Jun 3, 2012 11:12 AM CST
Connie,
Thanks for confirming that it's Cape Blanco. I have Ogon, and it's prolific and gorgeous sedum. Although I have a small piece in a container it does not grow as fast as in the ground.

Lynn, as always, you're correct.

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