Sedum forum: ID my inherited sedum

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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 19, 2013 9:17 AM CST
Hi! I have these hardy sedums dotted all around my yard. The previous owner did give me a map but it just says "tall sedum" for these. ID please?




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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Oct 19, 2013 1:17 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP holity! Just wanted to say hi. I don't know what your sedum is, but someone on here will ID is I'm sure!! I like your avatar - simple and cheery! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 19, 2013 7:21 PM CST
Thanks, Greg! Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 19, 2013 7:50 PM CST

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Hi there Terri. Welcome!
It looks like it could be Sedum 'Autumn Joy', which has changed name to Hylotelephium spectabile 'Autumn Joy'.
Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude')

It will go dormant over winter and re-emerge in the spring. Like this photo.


I leave the dead stalks until I see the new foliage pushing up through the soil. That way I know where it is, and won't damage it while weeding. The dead foliage also can provide some winter protection for the underground parts, and some of the smaller birds and other wildlife will feed off of the seed.

Nice plant you have. Thumbs up

Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 19, 2013 8:15 PM CST
Yes, that's EXACTLY what I see in the spring. Thank you!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 19, 2013 8:38 PM CST

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Hurray!
If they have been there for quite some years, they are more than likely 'Autumn Joy'. It has been a favorite of sedum lovers for many years.
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 19, 2013 8:48 PM CST
No telling how long they've been there, but that's a good name for them!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 19, 2013 9:11 PM CST

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They will be around for many more years. Green Grin!
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Oct 20, 2013 5:29 AM CST
Welcome Teri! Hurray!
Did you inherit or do you own any other succulents?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2013 9:30 AM CST

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Great question Bev. Green Grin!
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 20, 2013 9:38 AM CST
webesemps said:Welcome Teri! Hurray!
Did you inherit or do you own any other succulents?


Yes. There are some low-to-the-ground sedums, and an old stump with Sempervivum all over it. I haven't taken a picture of the low sedums yet.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2013 12:40 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray!
Oh boy, we have more photos to look forward to. Green Grin!
I can't wait to see them Terri.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Oct 20, 2013 2:58 PM CST
I agree me too!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 31, 2013 6:28 PM CST
Well, the photo I just finally got off my camera is blurry. *Blush* But maybe some of you can still recognize what kind of creeping sedum this is...


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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 31, 2013 6:36 PM CST

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Hi Terri. That is a very healthy looking plant. That particular sedum now goes under the Genus: Phidemus, and looks to be one of the great Phidemus spurius.
Here is a page filled with different ones. Come spring time we might be able to identify which one it is. Did it come with a name?
http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Phedimus+spurius
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 31, 2013 6:44 PM CST
No, the previous owner of the house did leave me a diagram of the plantings but only put common names, not even cultivars.

Thanks for the link! Thumbs up

p.s. Of all those photos, the "John Creech" looks most like mine, I think.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 31, 2013 7:00 PM CST

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It is difficult to tell some of them apart this time of year. We'll see what happens this coming spring. Thumbs up

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