Perennials forum: If you only have room for one sedum in your garden

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 17, 2016 7:48 AM CST
Make it Metrona. I have it in a couple of places. The beez are crazy for it and the color is great in front of darker plants.

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Sep 19, 2016 4:48 AM CST

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I agree. It's awesome. My mom has this one. The dried flowers even look good in the winter. They just last and last!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 19, 2016 5:23 AM CST
I especially like the dark stems.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Sep 25, 2016 2:44 PM CST
I love my 3 Autumn Joys. Been there 20 years, dependable. pest-free. But time to divide them. I can't complain about them though.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Sep 25, 2016 2:53 PM CST

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Sedum 'Frosty Morn' is one I love too.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 25, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Agreed!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 26, 2016 2:46 AM CST
Thanks everyone. I guess a fave is a fave.
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Sep 26, 2016 3:31 AM CST
Autumn Joy is covered with honey bees. It is great to see both doing well here.
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Oct 5, 2016 8:53 PM CST
Sedum 'Elsie's Gold' is my favorite. I now have a large patch, in mostly shade that used to be sun. It does not flop.


Here it is today in early October:
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Here it is in April, compact bun-like growth, terrific variegated foliage:

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Closeup last October:
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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Oct 5, 2016 9:01 PM CST
Here it is with Stachys 'Hummelo'
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And in August, the white buds look like white flowers!
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 5, 2016 10:01 PM CST
I created a small garden path, just to my hose. This year I gave up on all the many ground covers I have tried, and used Sedum Alba. There is a little rock garden there now too. Every time I went to the nursery, grocery, or Big box store, I got a new ground cover sedum. It has just been so fun to play with all their colors and see what grows well.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 9, 2016 2:18 AM CST
I have to admit a preference for the 3' sedums. My Autumn Joys have thrived for 20 years without any care other than cutting out the previous year's flower stalks and I'm not sure they need that.

I will be dividing them and there are a few offshoots I can transplant this year. They may be the sturdiest and most dependable plants I have.


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Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Oct 9, 2016 2:29 AM CST
I have a nice pink one in my own very small garden which is very reliable and the bees love it, but if I had to choose one it would be this "Gooseberry Fool" that I saw at Newby Hall in the summer.


Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Oct 9, 2016 7:46 AM CST
I also prefer the tall ones. I have problems with the purples, they just do not live long.

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Cinta
Oct 11, 2016 1:28 PM CST
Jo Ann, I started growing all the dark purples in afternoon shade. It seems black makes the sun to intense and that just cook them, especially if we have a very hot summer. It is like growing a plant in a black pot and it cooks he roots.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Oct 12, 2016 6:07 AM CST
Cinta, Good tip thanks.
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
katesflowers
Oct 22, 2016 4:12 PM CST
In fall they compliment any bouquets you can put together, but the bees sleep in the flower head and wake up in the warm house !
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Oct 24, 2016 6:31 AM CST

I agree sleepy bees are a problem this time of year . I had to re-home a couple from dahlias I brought in yesterday.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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