Plant ID forum: Need help to identify plant

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Jan 14, 2017 4:57 PM CST

This might be hard to identify as its looking a bit dead now but in the summer its quite a nice red colour. We were not sure if we need to cut the heads off now and then they grow back next summer ?

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Name: Lin
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Jan 14, 2017 5:11 PM CST
Hi Mark, Welcome!

Can you give us an idea of where this plant is growing, what part of the country? That might help narrow it down. Do you perhaps have a photo showing what it looked like during the summer? I'm not sure what it is but it looks like it's going to seed.

It somewhat reminds me of a plant commonly called Stonecrop or Sedum:

Or one commonly called Yarrow:
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Jan 14, 2017 5:34 PM CST
Looks like some kind of Sedum. One of the kinds now renamed to Hylotelephium. It's already growing back at the base.
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Jan 14, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Yes, some sort of Sedum (or Hylotelephium).

How cold it gets at your house will determine what you do. At my house, in Zone 6 or so, I don't prune anything back or clean anything up until spring. All the extra stuff is winter insulation.

When I lived in California (Zone 8), I cleaned, raked and pruned so I could get rid of any overwintering bugs.
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Jan 15, 2017 4:43 AM CST
Thank you all for your advice we live in England, Midlands.

Not sure what the zone is here , recently moved in. Unfortunately, we don't have any pictures of it in the summer.
Name: Sue
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Jan 15, 2017 5:41 AM CST
Welcome! You'll be zone 8 based on this USDA equivalence map for the UK:

Jan 15, 2017 4:40 PM CST
Thank you, this has been really helpful. It looks like the 'Sedum Autumn Joy' picture above. Thank you again.

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