Plant ID forum→St. Paul, Minnesota, rain garden plant still blooming in September

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Name: Jacob Hugart
Saint Paul, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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jhugart
Sep 20, 2020 10:04 AM CST
It almost looks like some kind of milkweed. I believe it is a native wildflower.

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 20, 2020 10:33 AM CST
I think of it as a member of the sedum family of plants, of which there are many.
Sedums (Sedum)
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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KellyFW
Sep 20, 2020 10:39 AM CST
One of the Sedum spectabile cultivars. Most likely 'Autumn Joy'.

Not native.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2020 10:44 AM CST
I agree Sedum, possibly Showy Stonecrop (Hylotelephium spectabile)

http://www.missouribotanicalga...


Or maybe a variety of H. telphium? https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
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Iochroma
Sep 20, 2020 10:57 AM CST
Hylotelephiums are NOT Sedums.
/rant
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2020 11:09 AM CST
Sedum is a synonym
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Sep 20, 2020 11:16 AM CST
Iochroma said:Hylotelephiums are NOT Sedums.
/rant

I grew up knowing this as Sedum spectabile Autumn Joy.
In recent years I realised that it has been renamed
Sedum herbstfreude.
Name changes can be very confusing.

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San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
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Iochroma
Sep 20, 2020 3:36 PM CST
It is not recent; the two genera were separated in the early 1970's.
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Silversurfer
Sep 20, 2020 3:52 PM CST
Iochroma said:It is not recent; the two genera were separated in the early 1970's.


I do not doubt you.

In professional botanical circles it was probably common knowledge 50 years ago.
I move in amateur gardening circles and only found out about name change in last 15 or so years.

Over here on this side of the pond maybe we are more resistant to name changes which are happening all the time.
Even now this plant it still often sold in Garden centres under the old name.

For those who may not grow it it is an autumn flowering plant much loved by butterflies.
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sj6x
Sep 20, 2020 4:49 PM CST
autumn joy sedum
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 20, 2020 5:33 PM CST
The one sold as Autumn Joy Sedum: Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude')
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