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Jul 28, 2013 3:38 PM CST

We bought two of these plants from a nursery and planted them. One of the plants the branches are growing along the ground and are about 12 inches long. Should we stake the branches up?
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Jul 28, 2013 4:07 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
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Hi, embsw. Welcome! to ATP!

Some of my upright sedum do this too; likely because I have them in a mixed border where there's probably more moisture and less sun than they'd prefer. I wouldn't think you'd need to stake it unless that's all there is to the plant. Sedum root very easily, and you might just clip this piece off and stick it in the ground where you'd like a new plant.

Lynn, ( @valleylynn ) is one of our resident sedum experts; perhaps she might be able to give you some extra advice.
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Jul 28, 2013 7:44 PM CST
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Hi embsw, and Welcome! to ATP. Hurray! Hurray!
Picolette should not grow along the ground like that. But if they get to much fertilizer, water and not enough sun the stems will be on the weak side.
I don't fertilize mine at all, only water when the ground dries out and they are in full sun. Makes the stems nice and sturdy.
What growing zone are you in? What part of the country do you live in?

You can stake the branches up for this year. But Chelle is correct, those weaker stems will root quickly and give you a larger clump for next year. Thumbs up
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Jul 29, 2013 7:00 PM CST
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Thank you Chelle ( @chelle ) for giving me a heads up about this post.
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Jul 29, 2013 7:26 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b, and F (Zone 9b)
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My pleasure, Lynn! Thumbs up

Thanks for @tagging me so that I can see how it works! Big Grin
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Jul 30, 2013 11:30 AM CST
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Jul 30, 2013 1:20 PM CST

This is embsw. Thank you all for your answers. Very helpful!
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Jul 30, 2013 5:33 PM CST
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Hi embsw. Would love to see photos of your Picolette.
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Aug 1, 2013 10:15 AM CST
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Welcome! to you, embsw!
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Aug 1, 2013 10:26 AM CST
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Welcome! Welcome! embsw. Pictures please. Love Pictures!!!!! Don't go away, tell us more about your garden and plants. Big Grin
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