Plant ID forum: Mesembryanthemum Mezoo™ Trailing Red

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Name: Chris Eller
Rowan County, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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n2zen0871
May 30, 2015 9:30 AM CST
I just bought this beautiful, variegated succulent-type plant at the nursery today. Unfortunately, the employee was unable to tell me what it is. Any ideas?.

Thanks!
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
May 30, 2015 9:38 AM CST
It's a Mesembryanthemum. I've seen the variegated ones, but have only grown the green varieties. There are a lot in the database here on All Things Plants. If you do a search and go through all the entries you might be able to narrow down which ones are possibilities for the one you have. They are attractive plants when well grown and not too hard to grow. I'm going to have to find some way to hang mine because my cottontails, jack rabbits and squirrels have developed a taste for it and I can't keep it looking good! Beware of the squirrels if you have them!

Welcome! to All Things Plants.
Donald
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 30, 2015 9:40 AM CST
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (aka Mesembryanthemum criniflorum) Mezoo Trailing Red.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...



I've grown them a couple of times and love it.
Name: Chris Eller
Rowan County, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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n2zen0871
May 30, 2015 9:44 AM CST
You guys are awesome! I'm so glad I found this forum! Group hug
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
May 30, 2015 9:54 AM CST
sooby said:Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (aka Mesembryanthemum criniflorum) Mezoo Trailing Red.


Sighing! ! Nomenclature!##?&&. So do all the Mesembryanthemum varieties showing in the DB need to be changed to Dorotheanthus? Are are the powers that determine the real names still debating which name is to be used? Some day there is going to be DNA testing for plants so it becomes more stable - I hope!

Donald
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 30, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Don't think so, Donald, I just found this comment on the name on ATP when I was Googling for that information myself:
The thread "Thank you for this information" in Comment concerning Mesembryanthemum Mezoo™ Trailing Red

Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
May 30, 2015 10:12 AM CST
Looks like the database was on top of this one! Good job.
Donald

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