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Propagation of the Upright Sedum Varieties

By BlueFox
August 1, 2010

Not all Sedum are created equal - the low growing ground cover types have much different root systems than the upright taller varieties and species. Here's how I propagate these taller varieties and species for lots more plants.

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 29, 2010 7:38 AM CST
Hi Jacki.

In your article you mention using Sunshine Mix # 4.

I'm trying to find a supplier of organic potting mix that will ship to me. Do you use SunGro? Do you have to pick it up in a retail store, or do they ship to you? I'm not finding the information on their site, looks to me like you have to pick it up retail?

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Name: BlueFox
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BlueFox
Aug 29, 2010 8:17 AM CST
I think they will ship, and you get a couple of bucks off if you buy a whole pallet, but I'm not in that league now nor will I ever be!

I don't use Sungro - is that similar?

I like the Sunshine Xix #4 because it has larger sized perlite and pumice, so doesn't break down as quickly. You could use any kind of mix and add more perlite for the same effect, but now I've been using this mix for about six years and I've figured out the watering schedule and all the other factors.

The downsize of course is that it's peat based, so it's not considered sustainable. I'm not sure what I'll do when they clean out all the peat...
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Aug 29, 2010 3:26 PM CST
I don't know anything more about SunGro, not really. I just googled Sunshine Mix and that's what came up. What's the company name that you buy from?
Sorry to be a pest, but I still need some mix for fooling around with in the GH after frost sets in, and to have some on hand for an early start next Spring. *Blush* I can't seem to get enough of playing in the dirt! Whistling
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Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
Charter ATP Member Sedums Sempervivums Region: Canadian Garden Art Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Xeriscape Garden Ideas: Level 1
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BlueFox
Aug 30, 2010 5:08 PM CST
Linda, I just went down to the greenhouse and checked - the US distributor is indeed, Sungro! Hopefully you can get some information on where to get some. I'd love to get your feedback when you get a chance.

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