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Cinta
Sep 13, 2014 9:19 PM CST
I was at my usual cheap plant fix store today. Lowes. I headed over to their dead plant markdown rack and found two pots left that said Xenox.

I thought they looked dead because the flowers were yellow but the leaves were pretty. So I brought both gallon pots for 3.00.

I did a google and found there are 4 different Xenox. Am I the only one did not know that they had 4 different blooms? Rolling on the floor laughing Confused All have purple leaves but the blooms are different colors.


Sedum Xenox™ Stonecrop
Sedum Xenox™ Orange Stonecrop
Sedum Xenox™ Rainbow Stonecrop
Sedum Xenox™ Yellow
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valleylynn
Sep 13, 2014 10:04 PM CST

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Yes, I was reading about them last week. Here is a link to our database. http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=sedum+xenox&butto...
Wow, that is a great deal you got Cinta. If it had the name 'Xenox' it is the straight 'Xenox', which is very pretty.
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Cinta
Sep 13, 2014 11:19 PM CST
The tag said Xenox but one of the plants I purchased was in bloom and it has yellow blooms. The other plant is not in bloom so I do not know which one color it will bloom but for the price I purchased them I like the leaves so that is the main attraction for me.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 14, 2014 8:54 AM CST

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I look forward to seeing photos of them Cinta. What area of your yard will you be planting them in?
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Cinta
Sep 14, 2014 2:30 PM CST
I am planting in this area that you were helping me design. My driveway hell strip.

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Very few spring blooming sedem bloom any other color but yellow. So I am trying to put in colored leaves sedum for interest and different height sedum. Maybe if I find a small garden ornament that will give it some interest would help too. It just looks so boring with all that green and yellow blooms in early summer. I did put some spring blooming bulbs. that bloom short grape hyacinth will look good with the yellow blooms.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 14, 2014 3:00 PM CST

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That is coming along nicely. How about some spring blooming specie tulips. They are very small and come in some different colors.
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gg5
Sep 14, 2014 7:03 PM CST
It does look good Cinta! Lynn that's a good idea about the tulips!
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Cinta
Sep 16, 2014 9:50 PM CST
valleylynn said:That is coming along nicely. How about some spring blooming specie tulips. They are very small and come in some different colors.


I think I missed this Lynn. That is a good idea. I have not tried tulips for awhile because of the rabbits and deer never let me see a bloom. I will pick some up when Lowes put them on sale for 75% off this fall. If the animals eat them it will not cost a lot to give it a try again.

I went out and planted them today and moved some of the other sedums I have like tri-color,, and I put some more tall sedums between the long strip. I will see how it looks next year if tall ones look good or if I should stick with only ground cover type in the area. Next to the lampost I have a daylily and a bright orange Geum. That thing is a beacon of color. Rolling on the floor laughing
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 8:53 AM CST

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I love the Geum. Mine is blooming right now. Another great plant for me in a difficult strip I have in front by the road is one of the campanulas. If I keep it deadheaded it will continue blooming through the summer. What a beautiful blue bloom it has, I don't know which one it is. It is a low growing one.
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2014 11:46 AM CST
I am thinking maybe that might be something I can use is the upright sedum that is not to tall. I will see how tall this xenox get it might get moved if it looks stupid.
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Sep 17, 2014 12:12 PM CST

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springcolor
Sep 17, 2014 12:50 PM CST
They get as tall as Autumn Joy, they are beautiful.
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2014 1:27 PM CST
Hummm Julie that might be too tall. I guess I will have to see how it looks next summer I just came back in and because they are new plants of course they are not tall and they do not look bad but I cannot picture what it will look like when they are full grown next summer. My visual is failing me right now.

I have to run out with the camera and snap a shot. Will be right back........ Big Grin
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 1:57 PM CST

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Sometimes it helps to have some different levels of height for visual interests. You will know next year whether that will work for you, or not. Smiling
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Here is the yellow bloom on Xenox.

It is going to be really pretty when they all open that bright yellow. and the purple leaves next year.



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Cinta
Sep 17, 2014 3:51 PM CST
valleylynn said:Sometimes it helps to have some different levels of height for visual interests. You will know next year whether that will work for you, or not. Smiling


I agree the different levels it is the area that has me confused. A long the driveway backed up by the grass area......well I am just confused of how to make this look good. It is the perfect spot for sedum because it is hellish sunny and hot and the grass sure was not working. I just have to figure out how to make it attractive.

Ignore the lantern it is not part of the design. It is the new light fixture I purchased for the lamp post. The electrician should be here this week to put it up.

Different angles and close up of some of the stuff I have stuffed in there....

Coming down the driveway
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Lamp post.....some of the tall sedum, daylily, and geum
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 5:14 PM CST

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I love all the different leaf textures, and different shades of green.
That is the first time I've seen yellow blooms on an upright sedum. I may have to watch for that one.
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Cinta
Sep 17, 2014 6:05 PM CST
Lynn it is very pretty. The picture does not do it justice. I do not like the cameras I purchased to replace the ones that were stolen. It is a very bright yellow so pretty. I can see it is going to be a knock out next year with those purple leaves and the deep yellow flowers.

It is strange how Lowes get plants to put on their dead plant carts. This plant was never on the floor. I know because I am at Lowes every week because I am fixing up two houses and my first stop is the plants.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2014 6:17 PM CST

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That was sure a great find. If I get into Salem soon, I will have to check to see if they have that one.
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pardalinum
Sep 17, 2014 7:07 PM CST
It certainly is a very interesting looking sedum. I wonder where they got genes for yellow.

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