Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Can you divide sedum (John Creech variety)

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cncgirl00
May 25, 2014 12:47 PM CST
I recently started a fairy garden. I purchased the John Creech sedum because it was supposed to be a slow grower but I know it will overtake where it is eventually. So I need to know how to thin or divide it. Thanks for any suggestions. Here is a couple of photos of where I have it planted. The sedum is beside/behind the gnome.
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Name: Susan
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stilldew
May 25, 2014 5:16 PM CST
I divided mine by just pulling or cutting it apart so that each part had some roots. Almost all sedum divide very easily.

Here is a photo of the one I divided last fall. I also took a few pieces and stuck them in the ground. They have rooted.
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cncgirl00
May 26, 2014 5:19 AM CST
Thank you!
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
May 26, 2014 9:04 AM CST
Welcome to ATP! Your little fairy garden is so cute. I think you could just cut the plant in half while leaving it in place and pull half of it out when you are ready to divide. I have a plant I want to use in a fairy garden. Just need to get started.
Name: Joyce
Alamogordo, NM (Zone 7b)
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Cactuspatch
May 29, 2014 10:31 AM CST
cncgirl00 said:I recently started a fairy garden. I purchased the John Creech sedum because it was supposed to be a slow grower but I know it will overtake where it is eventually. So I need to know how to thin or divide it. Thanks for any suggestions. Here is a couple of photos of where I have it planted. The sedum is beside/behind the gnome.
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That is a cute planting! Yes you can easily divide sedum. About 30 years ago my friend gave me some when I was moving and it stayed in a box for 2 months before I planted it. I still have some of the same type (not the one you are asking about) all around my yard.
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