Friday, February 20, 2009

Sedum Signs of Spring

The signs of spring are coming up all over if you know where to look.  In some cases like with the daffodils it's obvious.  Bright yellow flowers and buds are beginning to stand up for us to take notice.  Other plants, like sedums, are beginning to show elements of growth.  On the left is an unnamed sedum that I believe is a Sedum sieboldii, but I can't be sure as it had no name tag.  We bought it along with two 'Stoplight' tiarellas and two 'Ginkgo Craig' Hostas at the Bloom N' Garden Expo last year.

Below is a staple in almost everyone's garden, 'Autumn Joy' Sedum.  It's such a carefree plant that it's easy to understand why it thrives in so many gardens.  On the right is how it will appear when it is in bloom.  Each year it gets larger with more blooms and stalks which means more opportunities for cuttings.  Every 'Autumn Joy' sedum that we have came from a cutting.





Even the Dragon's Blood Sedum's (Sedum spurium) foliage is brightening up for some stupendous spring time splendor. The burgundy color blends well with the 'Blue Spruce' Sedum that is growing in the same bed.

All of these sedums propagate easily.

Did I say easily?

I meant extremely easily! Sedums rank right up there with willow and coleus cuttings on the easiest plants to propagate list.  Maybe I should make up an ease of propagating scale? Hmm...maybe later!

10 comments :

  1. I've never seen a sedum before. And, they're very easily propagated? I wish I have them ...

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  2. My appreciation for sedum began 2 summers ago when my daughter and her gardener boyfriend gave me a beautiful container garden full of it.
    I've loved it ever since.
    Yes, it's very easy to propagate!
    Would you believe I still don't have any Autumn Joy, but I have a friend who is willing to share some:)

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  4. It's such a easy low maintenance plant. I've been seeing the tiny cabbage shaped shoots emerging in the garden too. :)

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  5. Oh yeah Buddy---spring is on it's way!! My Autumn Joy is making and appearance too!!

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  6. I'm thrilled to see the signs of Spring.

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  7. It's a coming and I am enjoying all the signs too. The sedum looks great.

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  8. I don't have any sedum yet. But my brother is going to send me some. I can't wait. I know just where I'm going to put it. I've wanted some for a long time.

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  9. I love Sedums and would like to get more maybe this summer. I bought the one and only that I have at Kroger in 2007 when I lived in Kentucky for $5.99, it was the best plant for my money. It has performed well here in Florida and actually when I got back in January from Kentucky it was already grwing new growth. So, I cut down the old stalks and I apparently forgot part of the plant as I now have a second plant that has started to grow. So, yeah, wasy to propagate.

    Jake

    P.S. I like your blog and will visit some more. I haven;t been able to find many Kentucky or Tennesse blogs. I also think you should to the propagation information.

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  10. I adore sedums. However, I don't expect to see mine anytime soon....

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