Sedum forum: Sedum 'Wildfire'

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
May 22, 2016 12:15 PM CST
I just got this one. It's a sport of 'Firecracker.' I like it! I can't wait to see it after it grows some more.


Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 22, 2016 7:40 PM CST
I really like the red leaves. I'd be interested to hear how it does.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 23, 2016 9:48 AM CST

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I've had mine in the ground 2 months now and it seems to be doing well so far.
I look forward to seeing how yours does Clint, you are a master at getting plants to grow and thrive.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
May 23, 2016 3:14 PM CST
Nice one Clint - It looks like its going to be a nice one! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 23, 2016 6:54 PM CST

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Clint I think yours is coloring up faster than mine. We have cool and wet weather. Someday the sun may come out and color it up.
At least the rain is making it grow. It was a tiny plug.

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Cinta
May 26, 2016 7:12 PM CST
I cannot tell from the pics.....Is it a larger tri-color or about the same size? I am referring to leaf size.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 26, 2016 7:36 PM CST

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The leaf size is the same as 'Firecracker'. It is not one of tall upright sedum, but a ground type sedum.
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Cinta
May 29, 2016 2:46 AM CST
Okay, so you are saying the leaves are small? I have not seen Firecracker? My local nurseries and the BB stores will not get the new sedums for a few years.

I am trying to work on the local nursery owner that I request some of my plants to get more of the newer sedums. She has started ordering more in the Fall for me.
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
May 29, 2016 4:46 AM CST
It's about the size of Lime Zinger. It might be a little smaller. It's perfect for containers.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 29, 2016 8:09 AM CST

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Cinta this photo will give you an idea of leaf size. It is planted in the hole of a cinder/cement block. I agree with Clint, it would make a wonderful container plant, that is how I am using mine at this time. But Chris Hansen is using them in rock gardens, both at his home and at the nursery. It is the same size as 'Firecracker'.


Here is a link to the Sunsparkler FB page. You can see how Chris is using these smaller type sedum. https://www.facebook.com/chrishansenggp?fref=ts
I think what he is doing with the nursery rock garden is similar to what you were talking about doing on another thread?
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Cinta
May 29, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Thank you Clint, Lynn.

Lynn yes you know why I was asking size. I have been trying to make that driveway sedum bed look good with different color sedum leaf and bloom color and it needs to be hardy. These seem to be good since Chris is developing in a cold area. Terra Nova developments are not good for my zone.

It is funny because not only are Terra Nova not hardy for my area but the deer or rabbits seem to love to eat them. All the sedum purchase these days I split them and put some in the garden and some in the pot on the patio in the back.

The ones that the animals do not eat I plant them in the sedum garden the others I am leaving in the pots in the back.

‘Dazzleberry’ did not come back this year which was strange we had a mild winter. It lasted two years and it looked good last year. It did not look like it was dying.

I am trying to do the pots too.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 29, 2016 5:11 PM CST

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If the deer leave 'Wildfire' alone it should work for your driveway area. And it is suppose to have a nice semi mounding habit.

I live here in the Terra Nova area and still have problems with some of their plants.

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