Cactus and Succulents forum: Sedum spathulifolium

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
May 11, 2018 3:54 PM CST
I bought these 3 small containers last week. The two white ones are labeled "Sedum spathulifolium purpureum Carnea" and the purplish one is labeled "Sedum 'Capo Blanco' /Sedum spathulifolium"

Are they reversed maybe? I grew Sedum 'Cape Blanco' or 'Capo Blanco' for several years and while occasionally under stress it would tinge pinkish to reddish, it was never quite as purple as the one in the photo. I haven't grown 'purpureum Carnea'.

Other than the foliage color, the two plants look the same. They both have CactusCollection.com Vista, CA as the origin and identical description and wording on the labels aside from the names.

A note/question. A search on Google brings up several sites that use the spelling 'Capo Blanco' in lieu of 'Cape Blanco'. I found that when I grew it prior to now. But that wording is not in the NGA database. Shouldn't it be added as a synonym?
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Donald
Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
May 11, 2018 5:08 PM CST
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 11, 2018 6:18 PM CST

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I know close to nothing about Sedums. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will stop by with the answer. Otherwise you might try this in the Sedum forum, which I see has been kind of inactive lately.

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Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
May 11, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Sorry Baja, I know you're the go to for asking, but I forget what your specialities are with respect to different genus. *Blush*
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 11, 2018 8:11 PM CST

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I do appreciate every opportunity to check out a pretty new plant I've never heard of before. They look really great in flower.

Regarding "Cape Blanco" vs. "Capo Blanco"... some clarification about an apparent typo in the second spelling. The Spanish word for "cape" in the geographical sense is "cabo" (with a "b" not a "p"). The word "capo" in Spanish would be like a mafia kingpin or leader, I think, as that spelling and sense is borrowed from the Italian (where "white" is spelled "bianco").
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