mbaker410
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what is this??? *pics*

I have two plants that have been here since I moved in and I have no idea what they are. I don't think I have ever seen them flower but maybe I missed it. Also I wasn't sure if they were weeds or not.

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[img]https://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/mbaker410/Plants%20and%20Vegetables%202008/DSCF1998.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/mbaker410/Plants%20and%20Vegetables%202008/DSCF2001.jpg[/img]

Thanks for the help. I wanted to see if I should rip them up and plant something else.

Mike

pd
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I would say Sedum spectabile. A very nice autumn flowering perennial here in the UK.

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Is it really? I thought it was some type of sedum but Im a MEGA newbie so I don't really know much. Im so proud of myself for guessing correctly (<i>if indeed it is a Sedum[/i]) :clap:
Im a newbie - please be kind :-)

pd
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Well surely you have access to a search engine - seek and compare.

mbaker410
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Thanks for the reply.

Does anyone know if this plant is easily transplanted? I would not mind moving it over to a different area of the yard.

Mike

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According to Sunset (and my experience), succulents in general are VERY EASY to move and to propagate. We stuck various sticks of jade plant into the ground when we moved here in 1997; they all "worked" :shock:. Almost too well, if ya know what I mean.

Sunset: "Most sedums are easy to propagate by stem cuttings; even detached leaves will root and form new plants. Soft and easily crushed, they will not take foot traffic, but they are otherwise tough, low-maintenance plants."

So move away! Just water them in when they're in their new homes.

Cynthia H.
USDA Zone 9, Sunset Zone 17

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samiamvt
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Yes, Sedum spectabile.
Good guess Mike!
It is very likely 'Autumn Joy' , although it could be one of its newer descendents.
Sedums are easily transplanted. Just make sure you have the new hole prepared first, with lots of water in it . Then dig up the plant, keeping as much of the root ball in tact as possible and plunk it in the new hole. It will hardly even know it has been moved. Though a little TLC in the form of water over the next few days wouldn't hurt.
Herding plants.

mbaker410
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Thanks for the tips on the transplant. I will try that this weekend. I need to trim up my azalea bushes some more and get some old bush roots out.

Thanks again!



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