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Name: Sue Johnson
Maple Valley, WA (Zone 8a)
csj01
Mar 13, 2015 1:56 PM CST
If I ship my sedum Autumn Joy cuttings and it takes 4 or 5 days to be delivered, do they need to be in soil or can they just be loose in the box without soil or water?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Hi Sue, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

Autumn Joy Sedum - Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude') is a succulent like plant and I don't think the cuttings would need to be in soil for shipping but I wouldn't just place them loose in a box where they'd be moving around because of the probability of broken stems during transit. I'd gently wrap the cuttings in paper towels and then in newspaper, taping the paper towels and newspaper to enclose the cuttings.

Now, I have to admit that I've never shipped Autumn Joy cuttings but I have shipped other plants and cuttings in this manner and it's worked just fine.
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chelle
Mar 13, 2015 2:37 PM CST
Welcome! Sue.

I agree with Lin.
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Name: Sue Johnson
Maple Valley, WA (Zone 8a)
csj01
Mar 13, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Thank you Lin and Chelle! I appreciate the great advice. Thank You!
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tarev
Mar 13, 2015 5:01 PM CST
It should be fine, I would put those cuttings in toilet paper tubes or aluminum foil tubes, to further hold them down during shipping if possible, then cushion with crumpled paper/newspaper in the shipping box.
Name: Sue Johnson
Maple Valley, WA (Zone 8a)
csj01
Mar 13, 2015 6:10 PM CST


Thanks Tarev, what a terrific way to recycle toilet paper tubes!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Wow, that is a beautiful photo Sue!
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Name: Sue Johnson
Maple Valley, WA (Zone 8a)
csj01
Mar 15, 2015 7:28 AM CST
Thanks Lin! That is one of my Autumn Joys from last September. Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 15, 2015 7:56 AM CST
Well, it sure is a great photo and I hope you don't mind that I moved it to the database. Smiling
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Name: Sue Johnson
Maple Valley, WA (Zone 8a)
csj01
Mar 15, 2015 9:10 AM CST
Oh fun! What is it listed under?
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 15, 2015 9:16 AM CST
Stonecrop (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude')

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 15, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Yes, it's in this group of photos in the database: Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude')

Edited to say: "Autumn Joy" is a common name for this plant. :)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 15, 2015 10:13 PM CST
I'm pretty sure that it's darn near impossible to kill 'Autumn Joy' -- I had some trimmings that I didn't want to throw in the compost (or anywhere else) because I knew they would just root, so I put them in a bucket and left them in the greenhouse over the course of the summer, figuring the heat would kill them... NOT! Finally just put them in a bag in the garbage... really don't need sedum (as much as I love them) spreading throughout the woods...
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