Sedum forum: Flowers on Sedum

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 16, 2014 11:21 AM CST
I generally dislike the flowers on ground cover sedum. Especially if they are yellow. Does it harm the plant if I cut off those shoots before they bloom?
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 16, 2014 1:18 PM CST
Probably not. I almost always cut off the blooms when they appear on any of my semps. AND just started to cut them off even earlier when they appear now that I have found that by doing that the plant may send out offsets (new babies). Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 17, 2014 12:06 AM CST
Jennifer, on those sedum it'll just make the plant thicker and you won't have any spreading plants due to seedlings. (if that's something you do or don't want!) Thumbs up
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 17, 2014 6:50 AM CST
gg5 said:Jennifer, on those sedum it'll just make the plant thicker and you won't have any spreading plants due to seedlings. (if that's something you do or don't want!) Thumbs up

Well mostly it is Angelina! So it can't get much thicker!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 17, 2014 10:24 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I love Angelina for that!! So then if you do cut off the bloom stalks, you will only have spreading through root and stem growth, no separate seedling plants (volunteers) Thumbs up
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mick64
Jun 22, 2014 10:23 AM CST
I like the flowers,especially the yellow ones... Big Grin
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 22, 2014 5:28 PM CST

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I like them all. I do prune them off as soon as they are done with the bloom. Makes the plant fill in and keeps them from reseeding all over the place.
But then if you want them all over the place, just leave the seed heads to dry and disperse. Thumbs up

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