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Dec 19, 2014 1:13 PM CST
|I wasn't sure about how hardy this sedum is, so I brought some indoors and left some out on the covered deck.|
Both are watered when the soil is dry in the top inch or so of the container.
So far the one outside has been in temps of low 20's, our coldest weather won't arrive until Jan. or Feb. So we will see. I really should put one of them out at the mercy of mother nature, to see how it does.
Dec 19, 2014 7:42 PM CST
|That one is pretty also. Name of one in gray pot?|
Dec 19, 2014 8:05 PM CST
|Sedum confusum. It is hardy here, and a great sedum. |
I can send you some in the spring, if you like.
Dec 19, 2014 8:55 PM CST
|Thank you so much. Looking forward to spring.|
Dec 19, 2014 9:52 PM CST
|I took this photo this afternoon:|
Sedum hispanicum var. minus 'Aureum', aka Fine Gold Leaf in its second winter here. Last winter was very cold, down near zero here so it is tough. It's just that I can't say that it "thrives". I'm not sure what it "really" wants in order for it to become more of a ground cover.
Also from this afternoon, S. confusum and S. laxum, respectively, growing in the Table Garden, they do stand out during this dull time of year:
Dec 20, 2014 9:03 PM CST
|Great photos Connie. I'll try to get some photos of mine tomorrow. Not sure it will happen as the rain has been heavy. |
With all the young people here today, we put them to work laying sandbags, we aren't far from flooding. Now we don't need to worry.
Dec 20, 2014 11:01 PM CST
|Lynn I forgot about your "waterway" right there, since when I've visited it hasn't been full I forgot that it fills up during heavy rains...glad the kids sandbagged!! Perfect job for young ones - tire them out! |
Dec 21, 2014 1:44 AM CST
|They made short work of it. All is well, the creek is full but not overflowing.|
Dec 21, 2014 3:32 AM CST
|Keep your feet dry, Lynn!|
Yes, your S. confusum and laxum look great, Connie! And I have the same problem with the Fine Gold. Guess I should be thankful I have any left surviving and it may be asking too much for any "thriving" to happen with it. May have to give it up.
Dec 21, 2014 11:19 AM CST
|Mine is growing great in containers on the deck. I will try to get photos when I get back from church.|
Dec 21, 2014 2:33 PM CST
|I think Fine Gold is great for containers because its low growing form and chartreusey color make for a prominent splash. It was one of the major plants in that large Asian themed trough planter at Garland Nursery.|
Dec 21, 2014 3:27 PM CST
|...the mystery "large Asian themed trough planter at Garland Nursery" teaser...thanks, Connie.|
Dec 21, 2014 3:40 PM CST
|No mystery... the one that Patty photographed and posted but now we can't find it . I tried but when things get buried in these threads... .|
Dec 21, 2014 4:45 PM CST
|I tried to find it Connie, but have had no luck. Lookedin the Sedum Forum, Container Forum and Sempervivum Forum.|
Dec 21, 2014 5:47 PM CST
|If Garland's still has it I will try to get a photo although it doesn't look as good as it did when Patty took that photo. Maybe they will redo it.|
Dec 21, 2014 5:51 PM CST
|Thanks for looking, Lynn & Connie.|
Dec 22, 2014 1:18 PM CST
|Thank you Connie. You might even check with Garland's to see if they have a photo they would let you use?|
Dec 22, 2014 2:10 PM CST
|I'll see what I can do. Not sure when I will be going out there.|
Jan 21, 2015 4:40 AM CST
|Sedum confusum. Now that a name I like! Probably not available here though...|
Jan 21, 2015 12:28 PM CST
|Patti, if you can find it it is a wonderful sedum to have. It is a species, so it will come true to the parent plant from seed. If mine blooms this year I will save seed and send to you.|