Easy Propagation of Sedums: Very interesting

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Easy Propagation of Sedums

By ofm
October 5, 2014

Got a bunch of empty pots and some sedum? Looking for something to do with both?

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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Oct 4, 2014 6:27 PM CST
Experiments are so interesting and we can learn so much from the results. You've done a fine job.

My Ogon died a fast death yet other sedums rooted very fast.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 5, 2014 4:23 AM CST
What a great experiment. I found the way you presented the cutting diagrams to be very helpful, especially when I see the results 6 weeks later. Great presentation. I look forward to seeing more of your experiments in the future. Hurray!

I have had some similar results with palmerii, it is a slow grower for me also. And I can't seem to keep Ogon alive. It seems to need just the right conditions to stay healthy and happy. It does seem to want more shade and moisture than most of the other sedum. There are nice colonies of it growing in the shade at the Oregon State Hospital Cremains Memorial in Salem. It is lovely to see when happy.

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lovemyhouse
Oct 5, 2014 9:20 AM CST
I agree with Arlene and Lynn, really nice presentation. Looking forward to more results with extended time.
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Blondmyk
Oct 5, 2014 9:21 AM CST
Fascinating experiment. I wish I had a collection of sedum like yours to try it myself, but alas, I do not. I currently only have a Burro's Tail.

I had to comment though because I was really drawn to this by the great diagramming you've done here. Everything looks fantastic, and it's obvious that the whole project was a labor of love and great interest. Kudos to you!!!
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KyWoods
Oct 5, 2014 10:24 AM CST
What fun! Congrats on your success rate!
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goldfinch4
Oct 6, 2014 5:13 AM CST
Nice article. Thanks for sharing your experiment and I'm with @lovemyhouse, would be fun to see more!
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Name: Andy
Portland, OR (Zone 8b)
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ofm
Oct 7, 2014 9:25 AM CST
Aww neat! I missed this going up - family has been passing around the seasonal nastiness for the last week, hopefully we're coming out of it! Grumbling

Thanks for the kind words all. I love experimenting with things like this - I only wish I had more time and space! I have dreams of actual "garden tables" laid out full of little pots and cuttings and things. Someday! Big Grin

@pirl: I've had terrible luck with the Ogon. Like just dropping it in my ground (even in a couple different soil types) seems to kill it. I have one plant left that's just barely hanging on (the one I took the clippings from), but I'm expecting it to finish shriveling any day.

@valleylynn: Thanks, wouldn't even have though to submit if you hadn't suggested *Blush* Smiling You know, my palmerii started taking off probably the day or two after the rain started. My original plant and the clippings! Multiple bits of new growth on both in the span of 1-3 days. Maybe it needs more moisture and shade, or maybe it's just a seasonal thing? I wish I had more to compare, but I haven't seen any in stock in a while.

@Blondmyk I didn't have any at the start of the summer! I seem to have gotten obsessed. Or something. Whistling Whenever I stop in at a nursery and see a sedum (or semp, but those are rarer - everyone around here has the same plants!) I don't have I'm hard pressed not to pick it up and find a spot for it.

For those that are curious, here's what the plants look like currently (a week or two on from when I composed the post).

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(Palmerii is 3rd from the right on the bottom above).

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I had (another - OK actually I had 3, all right next to each other start dropping on the same day... I transplanted them all in 3 different locations and one is doing great, one is just about dead and one got chopped up for science) Linda Windsor start dying on me so I tried to salvage that one with cuttings (bottom right, above), but it doesn't look like it's going to take (no science today! Angry ).
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Name: Michael Hamilton
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Blondmyk
Oct 7, 2014 9:51 AM CST
Thanks for the update! It's good to see that so many of them are are doing well. I'm always amazed at the resiliancy (resiliency?) of plants. They put up with a LOT from us humans, don't they? And they just keep on going...Great experiment! Great results!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Oct 7, 2014 10:07 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Oct 7, 2014 10:43 AM CST
Once a sedum cutting starts to die I haven't been able to save it while others grow like weeds. I can accidentally drop it and it grows (Angelina).
Name: Andy
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ofm
Oct 8, 2014 9:49 AM CST
pirl said:Once a sedum cutting starts to die I haven't been able to save it while others grow like weeds. I can accidentally drop it and it grows (Angelina).


I've found that Angelina and 'Aurea' Golden Spruce grow like that for me. I love them!

I thought I put some animated gifs tracking the growth in my original article submission, but maybe they didn't make it through? Anyway, I spent entirely too much time on them, so I thought it worth re-posting them here. I know I had them displaying inline at some point... I can't figure out how I did that right now. It looks like the forum software is eating/erasing the format that worked for me before, so hopefully the direct links will suffice:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/mr_grieves/web/wp%20b...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/mr_grieves/web/wp%20b...

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