Propagating Stonecrop/Sedum - Knowledgebase Question

Worcester, MA
Question by Tibjig
October 8, 1999
The soil in our area is mostly clay and Stonecrop seems to do very well in spite of it. I'd like to know how to get more out of the plants I already have. They just finished flowering and are drying up now. Do they have seeds which I could save for spring or should I separate them. I purchased Burpees seed starter kits last year and did pretty good with marigolds, I'd like to expand my horizons this winter and experiment with the Stonecrop.


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Answer from NGA
October 8, 1999

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upside down in a paper bag, hang it in a cool, dry location and let the seeds separate on their own.

Collect seeds on dry, sunny days to avoid any excess moisture. If needed, dry seeds completely on sheets of newspaper for a week or so. Dispose of stems and leaves. A screen or colander works well to remove chaff. Store seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator. upside down in a paper bag, hang it in a cool, dry location and let the seeds separate on their own.

Collect seeds on dry, sunny days to avoid any excess moisture. If needed, dry seeds completely on sheets of newspaper for a week or so. Dispose of stems and leaves. A screen or colander works well to remove chaff. Store seeds in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator.

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