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Sedum ussuriense

Sedum ussuriense
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.

Month-old seedlings

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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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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