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Green Fingered Mikey

Please could someone I-D this plant please i bought it from my local garden center last year it was a quarter of the size when i got it i think its an Alpine but as an amateur i have no idea thanks.


 

It's a Sedum! Species and Cultivar unknown, but the others will soon be behind me! 

nutcutlet

Not me. I don't know little plants, any I've had were swamped by big plants years ago

I did recognise sedum though

Green Fingered Mikey

Thanks Ryan its very delicate and has gone on big growth spurt since January its bigger than it looks in the picture those rocks are about 9" in length.

nutcutlet

Cape Blanco is (or maybe was) a popular one

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Green Fingered Mikey

Thanks nutcutlet i just found some images on google of the Cape Blanco you mentioned and they match perfect i got it at the end of last summer it has tripled its size since then although no flower bloom yet do you know how long that would take ?

nutcutlet

I should think it will flower this summer. 

Green Fingered Mikey

Hope so and it needs some friends i have just looked at a few other sedums which i like its in a 5ft by 2ft boarder which i intend on filling with other plants that suit the same area as the sedum does it does not get a lot of sun where the boarder is and its fast draining but i will save that for another post

Berghill

Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco. And there are a couple of other cultivars of this species too. S.s purpureum and S.s aureum and a very rare one called S.S.s. William Rollinson (or something like that, without going and finding the label in the garden).

 

Green Fingered Mikey
Thanks Berghill I will check them out see if like which I more than likely will
Berghill

Might I suggest that if you want similar tight growing plants, that you look for Rosularia. These are related to Sedums, but are a lot less prone to ramp.

 

The Sedum spath is S.s. William Pascoe. I went and found it in the garden.

Green Fingered Mikey

Will do thanks the boarder the Sedum is in is about 7ft long & 3ft width and i hope to fill it with Sedum types and other suitable plants that can cope with the fast draining.

Berghill

Also look out for any of the Silver saxifrages. They make nice low growing cushions like the Sedum and the Rosularia.

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