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Jun 26, 2014 8:29 AM CST
JungleShadows said:I know this is not a semp but I think many of you have seen my plant of the Sedum 'Sandy's Silver Crest'. It is a sport that was found in Sandy MacPherson's garden and he shared it with Helen Payne. She named it 'Sandy's Silver Crest' because it sporadically produces white tips to the shoots and also more rarely forms crests. Unfortunately it can often be neither tipped or crested much of the time. The hybridizer in me knew I could do better so I let the plant form seed in isolation from other sedums (thus ensuring that most seed was from self pollination). Most of the seedlings were pretty much boring greens but this seedling was like baby bear, 'Just right". Well almost. if it had huge crests too, but Rome wasn't built in a day!
I can't wait to add this one to my collection. I do have 'Sandy's Silver Crest', and love it. But it is true that it can be quite fickle on producing those lovely cream/white tips, and so far I have not had any crested parts.
Here is a photo from last year, I will get a new photo of it this weekend.
Your new plant is a huge improved on the original. Way to go Kevin.
Jun 26, 2014 4:43 PM CST
|Thanks Lynn, this is lovely!! |
Wow Kevin I can't believe that from 100 seedlings you only have 2 with white tips! Reminds someone like myself that the perfect plant requires a certain amount of luck and patience!!
Jun 29, 2014 9:59 PM CST
|I got one from MCG. Waiting & watching|
Jun 29, 2014 10:53 PM CST
|Linda, show us a photo of yours.|
Jun 30, 2014 11:44 PM CST
|will do tomorrow.|
Jul 1, 2014 5:29 PM CST
waitinggggggg to see if the tips get lighter.
this little sedum came in the middle of Sandy Silver. Will check MCG to see which one it looks like.
Jul 1, 2014 6:12 PM CST
|I see the beginnings of cream tips. Wahoo Linda.|
Jul 26, 2014 1:04 PM CST
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Linda, how is your Sedum 'Sandy's Silver Crest' doing? Any color coming out on it?
I find that the more sun it gets, the more silver/cream develops.
And here is an updated photo of Kevin's seedling from 'Sandy's Silver Crest'. When I first saw it from about 5 feet away it look like a bloom cluster coming from one of the sempervivum.
This is truly a stunning plant.
Jul 26, 2014 1:26 PM CST
|Oh that's nice! |
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Jul 26, 2014 1:36 PM CST
|I can't wait for it to come out on the market. Probably through Young's Garden Center. Wonder how long it will take?|
Jul 26, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Wonder if it would show any cream in my shady rock pile?
Jul 26, 2014 2:42 PM CST
|Kevin might be able to answer that question Marilyn. I imagine he is out working in the yard right now.|
Jul 26, 2014 4:31 PM CST
|Ooo! Pretty! |
Jul 26, 2014 4:33 PM CST
|It will be interesting to see what it does in the next year. Maybe form some crests?|
Jul 26, 2014 7:20 PM CST
|Ooh, thanks for sharing that sedum seedling, Lynn. |
I'm sure those sedum aficionados out there would be very excited about this plant. It will certainly add to the color palette of my future container plantings!! Looking forward to its availability also.
Jul 26, 2014 9:12 PM CST
Jul 27, 2014 3:22 AM CST
|What a beauty - just love that color!!|
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