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30/03/2014 at 22:30

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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40978.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

30/03/2014 at 22:33

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

30/03/2014 at 22:36

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

I did recognise sedum though

30/03/2014 at 22:49

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.

30/03/2014 at 22:51

Cape Blanco is (or maybe was) a popular one

30/03/2014 at 23:02

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 ?

30/03/2014 at 23:07

I should think it will flower this summer. 

30/03/2014 at 23:15

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

31/03/2014 at 09:29

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).

 

31/03/2014 at 11:59
Thanks Berghill I will check them out see if like which I more than likely will
31/03/2014 at 12:39

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.

31/03/2014 at 18:00

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.

31/03/2014 at 21:12

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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