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crittergarden
Aug 17, 2013 4:57 PM CST
I bought a flat of this this week and it was labeled "Voodoo"
But it's not.
And I didn't see anything that looks like it in the plant database.....
Anybody know?

Note the little yellow flowers, yes they ARE attached.
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stone
Aug 17, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Doesn't really look like voodoo sedum, does it?
It still looks like a stone crop sedum...


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Aug 17, 2013 5:29 PM CST
It looks like sedum rupestre to me, but no.
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Danita
Aug 29, 2013 11:19 AM CST
I bought a sedum this spring that looks like yours and mine is Sedum hakonense 'Chocolate Ball'.
Smiling
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crittergarden
Aug 29, 2013 3:52 PM CST
HEY!!!
I think you nailed it!!!!

Stonecrop (Sedum polytrichoides 'Chocolate Ball')
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Danita
Aug 29, 2013 4:04 PM CST
Yay! Hurray!

I'm still trying to figure out where to plant mine. The color is just gorgeous but it seems to disappear in the wrong spot, such as against mulch or dirt. If you come up with a cool combo/idea to show it off well, I'd love to see a photo. Smiling
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crittergarden
Aug 29, 2013 4:17 PM CST
I'm thinking of planting mine with Angelina, in some sort of pattern yet to be decided...
A spiral?
A peace sigh?!?!?
A yen/yang?!?!?!?!
Ot just a wavy stripe?
Or a straight stripe?

When I actually do it, I'll post pics.
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crittergarden
Aug 29, 2013 4:18 PM CST
CHECKERBOARD!!!!
maybe.
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Danita
Aug 29, 2013 4:25 PM CST
Sounds fun! I'll keep an eye out for future posts. Smiling

Hmmm, I do have a Sedum 'Lemon Ball' it could play with.....
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crittergarden
Aug 29, 2013 4:27 PM CST
Hurray!
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crittergarden
Aug 30, 2013 10:35 AM CST
From the sedum forum:

The thread "Mislabeled at the nursery." in Sedum forum
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crittergarden
Dec 23, 2013 1:07 PM CST
I am here to report that the sedum in question is evergreen!
And I am SO glad!
Lovey dubby
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Dec 31, 2013 2:22 PM CST
Not only were my chocolate ball not evergreen, they fully perished in our mild winter last year, they did not return...
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Danita
Dec 31, 2013 2:27 PM CST
I'm pretty sure the non-stop rain this year killed my 'Chocolate Ball'. Sad So far, 'Lemon Ball' is still alive and green....well, chartreuse really.
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Dec 31, 2013 2:58 PM CST
So what the heck is MINE called????
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Danita
Dec 31, 2013 3:41 PM CST
Critter, you may just have it in a spot that it really likes. Microclimates and good drainage can make a big difference in how plants react to cold. Mine died during the summer from non-stop rain so that has no bearing on its hardiness.
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crittergarden
Dec 31, 2013 3:48 PM CST
crittergarden said:I bought a flat of this this week and it was labeled "Voodoo"
But it's not.
And I didn't see anything that looks like it in the plant database.....
Anybody know?

Note the little yellow flowers, yes they ARE attached.
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I'm very happy that it's happy but I still want to know what to call it.
Shrug! Hilarious! Shrug!
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Danita
Dec 31, 2013 5:04 PM CST
Well, my point was that it could still be "Chocolate Ball" despite the fact that it performed differently for Swayback. Like I said before, microclimates and drainage can make a big difference in how a plant overwinters. I'd imagine drainage would be a big issue since it is a Sedum, after all. I'm no Sedum expert, but I've not seen any other variety that looks like your plant other than 'Chocolate Ball'. Did you ever contact your source about it? Other than that, you'd have to get a DNA test.....which of course is a ridiculous suggestion! Hilarious!
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crittergarden
Dec 31, 2013 9:22 PM CST
Thanks, Danita.
I'm going to plant it among 'Angelina' and hug it and love it and call it 'Chocolate Ball"!
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pirl
Dec 31, 2013 9:38 PM CST
Angelina grows fast and it may have devoured my Makino, much like Chocolate Ball. If I buy it again I won't plant it within 5' of any Angelina. I'd go out to check but it's too cold out there, too windy, I'm in my pajamas and have a cold! I'll try to get out (really fast) tomorrow to see if it survived. It's nice near rocks where it really shows up quite well.
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I took this photo in April 2012 and you can see the vigorous Angelina already overpowering poor Makino, which had been planted November of 2011.

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