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Sedum ussuriense

 
Sedum ussuriense
stonecrop
Some plants developed decent burgundy leaf coloration...
Sedum ussuriense
...while others stay mostly green

Synonym(s) Hylotelephium ussuriense
Common name stonecrop
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Flowers burgundy (late summer-fall)
Size 8-12"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

The named variety 'Turkish Delight' for which I received seed features deep burgundy leaves and flowers just a shade lighter, but my first-year plants grown from the seed didn't appear to have inherited the right genes, and were a more typical light-green sedum color, although a few showed some blush by early June. As seedlings, they have broader, less obviously succulent leaves than most other species I've grown. They stayed small for months, then just as I looked away for a few days, all of a sudden they leaped. Over the next few months, one or two of the plants developed a more pronounced burgundy leaf color. By the time they bloomed in mid-September, both the green-leaved and burgundy-leaved kinds were nice in their own way.

stonecrop
Month-old seedlings

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '14/'15 exchange. Chaffy mix to baggy at 70F (reasonable number germinated, 3-6d)


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