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Name: Shel
Mid East Michigan
Shel7345
Jul 12, 2016 6:13 AM CST
I found this in the middle of winter under a snow pile. The roots were not buried, the entire plant was above ground. The leaves were were still green and looked healthy as it does today. I decided to put it in a pot. Spring came I put it on my deck. Barely ever gave it water. It grew very slowly. As the summer heat go worse I decided to give it water, and it just grew and grew. I have no idea what it is. The leaves feel rubbery and edges are spiky.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jul 12, 2016 9:09 AM CST
It looks like the Kalanchoe beharensis 'Oak Leaf' .
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Wow, what a tough and beautiful plant! My first thought was Kalanchoe too but I have no idea which one, looks similar to: Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe longiflora)
Another photo of K. longiflora: https://www.google.com/search?q=kalanchoe+longiflora&biw=126...

Or possibly a variety of Sedum?
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Stonecrop (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Matrona')
It looks like you are going to see flowers soon; once they open, post a couple of photos and I bet you will get an exact identification!
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plantmanager
Jul 12, 2016 9:35 AM CST
It looks like the Kalanchoe beharensis 'Oak Leaf' . [/quote]

I have that one, and it's definitely not that. The leaves and color aren't close. I love whatever this is, and would like to know so I could get one!

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 12, 2016 10:06 AM CST
I thought sedum too, not sure which one but it's a little similar to this one


I don't think a Kalanchoe would survive under a snow pile in a Michigan winter but a sedum could.
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2016 10:15 AM CST
I'm leaning more towards Sedum.
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DaisyI
Jul 12, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Its a sedum.
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terrafirma
Jul 12, 2016 11:48 AM CST
I agree A sedum
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purpleinopp
Jul 12, 2016 3:42 PM CST
Agree with Sedum (one of the ones renamed to Hylotelephium.) H. spectabile & telephium have MANY cultivars.
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Leftwood
Jul 12, 2016 4:29 PM CST
I don't think there are any kalanchoes that would survive a Michigan winter.....
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 12, 2016 4:33 PM CST
I agree with everyone's sedum. Sue's picture could be it. Could also be Autumn Joy. The Autumn ones have the toothy edges, the toothy edge is how I tell my varieties apart. May everyone have a joyful week!
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plantmanager
Jul 12, 2016 5:41 PM CST
I've had Autumn joy. It's a much larger plant for me. I suppose it could be smaller in a different climate.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 12, 2016 5:54 PM CST
I don't think the leaf is quite the same as 'Autumn Joy' here, and I'm in a similar climate to Shel. I think we're close though.
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Shy_gardener
Jul 12, 2016 5:54 PM CST
I think it's Hylotelephium spectabile possibly Carmen...

We'd had lots of them, tough plants. Pretty purple flowers

Make great dried flowers, with a bit of hair spray....
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