Deadheading Sedums - Knowledgebase Question

Owings, MD
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Question by sp12
December 3, 1997
I have a trailing sedum with lots of new growth. I would like to know if there is a specific way to deadhead a sedum, because it blooms at the end of the branch.

Answer from NGA
December 3, 1997
If it's the common Donkey's (or Burro's) Tail, your sedum will respond to tip-pinching by putting on new growth which will evenually set flower buds. A nice by-product of pinching your plant back is that you can root whatever you take off. Just let the pieces dry for a day or two and then poke them into a sandy potting mix. After a while they'll take root and you'll have a whole collection of plants.

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