Sedum forum: Sedum Pork and Beans vs Aurora

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jan 16, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Last fall I bought an "Aurora" sedum @ HD and planted in 2 places. I was reading a thread about the hardiness of Pork and Beans and I thought to myself that looks like my Aurora. Yesterday I was looking in HD again and the Aurora looked grayish green, Pork and Beans looked green like my plant. Anyone grow both? P&B shouldn't be hardy here but Aurora should.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jan 24, 2015 2:07 AM CST
Hi Kabby, (I love your cute avatar!!) sleepy puppy Thumbs up I'm in zone 7B (I think, I never remember - even though it says on my info Shrug! ) I have my P&Beans under cover so it stays dry and up against a cement wall. It has stayed looking so pretty! Mine is colored up because of the cold and also because of the amount of sun its getting. I think Aurora is pinker, and least the ones that I've seen. I also think that if they're not getting enough sun they'll both get more green and less coloration...that's a guess though. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jan 24, 2015 4:26 PM CST
@gg5 Greg thank you for your reply. From what you've told me and seeing the 2 plants together I think you are exactly right. If they are still there in the spring I'm going to get both.
Thanks for complimenting Buddy the puppy. He had just completed a 5 hr journey to his new home. Full grown now, he has our hearts! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 24, 2015 7:02 PM CST

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Hi Kabby.
Both are of the same species, but 'Aurora' is a chimera of the popular Sedum rubrotinctum (Pork and Beans). Flowers are a paler shade of yellow than the species.
Both are wonderful sedum and should have similar growing conditions, just like Greg said.
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Jan 25, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Thanks Lynn I didn t even think about looking at the database for photos. Yep I have to have both of them even if I have to bring them in for the winter. I just love all the different textures of sedum. Smiling
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valleylynn
Jan 25, 2015 5:09 PM CST

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I look forward to seeing photos of yours. They are wonderful plants for sure. Hurray!
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gg5
Jan 27, 2015 11:37 PM CST
Kabby your pup is too cute!! It is funny how different they look...thanks Lynn for explanation!
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valleylynn
Jan 28, 2015 10:30 AM CST

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That little guy is sure is adorable. Bet he is absolutely handsome now as an adult.
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Kabby
Jan 29, 2015 4:59 PM CST
Just to keep it on topic, I look forward to having a photo of Buddy next to my new sedum this summer. Whistling I was just out in the yard looking at Coral Reef, how healthy it looks while the others are waiting til the dismal weather is over. It's just too easy to add sedum to my plant addictions. nodding
Sorry you have to click on the photo to see all of my sweet fella.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 29, 2015 6:10 PM CST
I just grow the regular Sedum rubrotinctum...really colorful at this time of the year.

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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2015 7:04 PM CST

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Beautiful dog and beautiful S. rubrotinctum.
Tarev, that plant looks amazing.
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tarev
Jan 29, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Thanks Lynn! It still looks nice, though getting too dry here now..we need a little rain. Rolling my eyes. The succulents would love some natural liquid gold.
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2015 8:19 PM CST

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It seems when they get that liquid sunshine they go through some wonderful changes in color and growth.
We are still cool and damp, but at least getting some dry spells. That makes my semps happy. It was actually sunny today.
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tarev
Jan 29, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Thankfully we get some dense fog too..it helps alleviate some of the dryness.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 29, 2015 8:32 PM CST

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For succulents that would be heaven.

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