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Jrahockey
Sep 25, 2013 10:23 AM CST
I just purchased one of these, I live in Windsor Ontario, my question is, what do I do to it when winter comes, do I do nothing or do I trim it all down, if so how far do I trim it, thank you TOM BARRETTE
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2013 11:27 AM CST
Hi Tom, and a big Welcome! to ATP.
That is a wonderful sedum you have. It is one of the tall, upright types.
And we have no photos of that one in our database. Sad
Would be wonderful if you could take some photos and add them to the database. Hurray!

I don't cut mine back until spring, when I see the first signs of the new foliage popping up from the ground. Then I cut the dead stems to just above the new foliage, so as not to damage the new growth.
This is what it will look like when coming out of dormancy. Since your are in a very cold area, extra mulch at the base of the plant is helpful in keeping it from heaving during freeze/thaw cycles.


Hope this helped?

Jrahockey
Sep 25, 2013 1:13 PM CST
Hi thank you, well right now it is not very good, but will take a picture and try to post it, thank you for the advice
Thumb of 2013-09-25/Jrahockey/79f5a8

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2013 1:18 PM CST
Tom I don't think that is Sedum 'Jose Aubergine'. Here is what it should look like. Maybe the tags got mixed up at the nursery?
http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/perennial-sedum-jose-auber...

Jrahockey
Sep 25, 2013 1:28 PM CST
Well guess so, I was only going by the tag, do you have any idea what it is, and do I cut it down for the winter
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2013 1:33 PM CST
I would do this one the same as per the above instructions. It works for all of the tall/upright sedum.
It is a lovely sedum, the leaves make me think of S. 'Autumn Joy'. But I am not sure. It is a very common one. I would go back and ask your nursery.

Jrahockey
Sep 25, 2013 1:57 PM CST
Hi well thank you for all your help, I will let it go till spring, like you mentioned, again thank you
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2013 6:14 PM CST
There are even some of the very small finches that will eat the seeds during the winter. I love to leave the things that can feed the wild live.

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