Plant ID forum: Sedum Identification

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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
May 28, 2018 2:05 AM CST
A mystery Sedum has started growing in the garden.
Does anyone recognize this plant? In the second photo, it reminds me of something out of Dr Zeuss's picture books.

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Thumb of 2018-05-28/HemNorth/f091ea The blossom stalks stand about 6 to 8 inches tall at the moment.

Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jun 12, 2018 11:55 PM CST
I think I've found it!

It seems to match with photos and descriptions of Sedum forsterianum. Here are two more recent photos.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jun 13, 2018 1:00 AM CST
What a strange and wonderful looking plant. So this started growing in your garden? I'm surprised that it made it through your B.C. winter. I think it's a keeper!
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Jun 13, 2018 1:02 AM CST
Thank you. Yes, I'm delighted with it, and glad it likes it here!
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Cat Lover Salvias Xeriscape Roses Organic Gardener
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HemNorth
Jun 14, 2018 12:44 AM CST
Looking at more images of Sedum, I found one called Sedum liebmannianum that is perhaps a better match, but still not quite right.
When I googled Sedum liebmannianum, I found this photo by Stan Shebs, and two other photos that he had taken. The flower stalks on his examples are much thinner than mine, and my yellow blossoms seem to be formed in a rounder version.
I obviously have a lot to learn from the Sedum kingdom.
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Does anyone have a clearer idea of what my Sedum could be?

Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jun 14, 2018 5:43 AM CST
@valleylynn might have an idea.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 14, 2018 9:06 AM CST
Hi Nora,
Here are some great photos of Petrosedum fosterianum (Sedum fosterianum).
http://www.sedumphotos.net/v/s...

Here are some that might match up, the Petrosedum rupestre.
https://garden.org/plants/sear...

And this one. Stonecrop (Petrosedum forsterianum 'Silver Stone')
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 14, 2018 1:11 PM CST
I've got it in my garden too. I can't find the tag (of course) but I got it at Home Depot. It seems to be happy anyplace and I pull quite a bit up every year. It seems to me the name had gold or golden in it. Maybe. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 14, 2018 5:05 PM CST
Would it be 'Gold Select' Daisy? That is an awesome sedum.

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