Sedum forum: Sedum 'Sandy's Silver Crest'

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2014 8:29 AM CST

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JungleShadows said:I know this is not a semp but I think many of you have seen my plant of the Sedum 'Sandy's Silver Crest'. It is a sport that was found in Sandy MacPherson's garden and he shared it with Helen Payne. She named it 'Sandy's Silver Crest' because it sporadically produces white tips to the shoots and also more rarely forms crests. Unfortunately it can often be neither tipped or crested much of the time. The hybridizer in me knew I could do better so I let the plant form seed in isolation from other sedums (thus ensuring that most seed was from self pollination). Most of the seedlings were pretty much boring greens but this seedling was like baby bear, 'Just right". Well almost. if it had huge crests too, but Rome wasn't built in a day!

This might be my first Sedum introduction!

Enjoy!

Kevin
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I can't wait to add this one to my collection. I do have 'Sandy's Silver Crest', and love it. But it is true that it can be quite fickle on producing those lovely cream/white tips, and so far I have not had any crested parts.
Here is a photo from last year, I will get a new photo of it this weekend.


Your new plant is a huge improved on the original. Way to go Kevin.
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gg5
Jun 26, 2014 4:43 PM CST
Thanks Lynn, this is lovely!!
Wow Kevin I can't believe that from 100 seedlings you only have 2 with white tips! Reminds someone like myself that the perfect plant requires a certain amount of luck and patience!! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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chickhill
Jun 29, 2014 9:59 PM CST
I got one from MCG. Waiting & watching Group hug
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valleylynn
Jun 29, 2014 10:53 PM CST

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Linda, show us a photo of yours. Hurray!
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chickhill
Jun 30, 2014 11:44 PM CST
will do tomorrow.
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chickhill
Jul 1, 2014 5:29 PM CST
from MCG
Thumb of 2014-07-01/chickhill/cfb5e6 waitinggggggg to see if the tips get lighter.


Thumb of 2014-07-03/chickhill/091d58 this little sedum came in the middle of Sandy Silver. Will check MCG to see which one it looks like.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 1, 2014 6:12 PM CST

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Hurray! I see the beginnings of cream tips. Wahoo Linda.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 26, 2014 1:04 PM CST

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@chickhill, @JungleShadows, @gg5, @twitcher, @goldfinch4, @webesemps, @springcolor, @Chromophyto, @markb, @ge1836, @pardalinum, @Patty, @CDsSister, @picklpuff, @PiaLouiseSourvi, @Eviesmummy, @youngsgarden
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Linda, how is your Sedum 'Sandy's Silver Crest' doing? Any color coming out on it?

I find that the more sun it gets, the more silver/cream develops.

And here is an updated photo of Kevin's seedling from 'Sandy's Silver Crest'. When I first saw it from about 5 feet away it look like a bloom cluster coming from one of the sempervivum.
This is truly a stunning plant.
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springcolor
Jul 26, 2014 1:26 PM CST
Oh that's nice! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 26, 2014 1:36 PM CST

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I can't wait for it to come out on the market. Probably through Young's Garden Center. Wonder how long it will take?
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CDsSister
Jul 26, 2014 2:25 PM CST

Wonder if it would show any cream in my shady rock pile?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 26, 2014 2:42 PM CST

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Kevin might be able to answer that question Marilyn. I imagine he is out working in the yard right now.
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Eviesmummy
Jul 26, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Ooo! Pretty! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 26, 2014 4:33 PM CST

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It will be interesting to see what it does in the next year. Maybe form some crests? Green Grin!
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webesemps
Jul 26, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Ooh, thanks for sharing that sedum seedling, Lynn. Lovey dubby
I'm sure those sedum aficionados out there would be very excited about this plant. It will certainly add to the color palette of my future container plantings!! Drooling Looking forward to its availability also.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 26, 2014 9:12 PM CST

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I agree
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goldfinch4
Jul 27, 2014 3:22 AM CST

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What a beauty - just love that color!!
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