Kris Lee
Kris Lee
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Asked on Jun 14, 2013

Another flower to identify

CarolynJayme ReneeSusan B
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I have this flower that grows all summer and blooms in the fall. It is really pretty w/sort of a pinkish/orangish flower. No pix of the flower (not Fall yet) but maybe you can tell by the leaves? It grows in full sun, in a large clump.
clumped flower leaves
clumped flower leaves
18 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 14, 2013

    It looks like a sedum leaf to me.

  • Joey Barkhouse
    on Jun 14, 2013

    I agree

  • Kris Atman
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Sedum it is!

  • Nicole
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Four for sedum!

  • Catherine Smith
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Five for sedum and very pretty it is. :)

  • Nancy Bode
    on Jun 14, 2013

    I also concur, it is sedum

  • Kathy Showalter
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Sedum!

  • Janice C
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Definitely Sedum, I grow them in my garden.

  • Kris Lee
    on Jun 14, 2013

    I thought Sedum was a low growing ground cover? This one gets to be about 18-20" high. I have something I think is sedum. It spreads all over and is impossible to get rid of. It is pretty, but invasive. This plant has stayed this size, no spreading at all. In fact this past December it was dug up when our foundation was redone. I thought it was gone all together. It sat underneath the snow all winter and I found it this spring when the snow melted. I took it and placed it into another garden and it has grown beautifully this spring. So it is very hardy.

  • Kris Lee
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Well well, I just looked it up on Google and it is infact a Sedum Autumn Joy! Thanks for your help. Now I know. HMMMM, I guess I'll have to get pictures of the invasive plant I thought was sedum and post it for another round of "guess that plant" LOL

  • Barbara Passaro
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Looks like sedum...nice and healthy I might add :)

  • Kris- The name "Sedum' is an entire genus of plants, so there are hundreds of different types ranging from low ground covers to taller ones, like the one you have. And many are worth having! Their succulent leaves help them to thrive in very dry conditions. The taller Sedums flop less if you pinch off 2-3 inches of their shoots in June... they become bushier and regrow their blooms in time for fall :)

  • Kris Lee
    on Jun 14, 2013

    Oh, that is good to know Julie. Thanks.

  • Lori J
    on Jun 15, 2013

    I believe this is AUTUMN JOY SEDEM--looks just like mine. They bloom in muted red or pink and spread like wildfire. When you notice them getting drooping from the center, you will know it is time to divide them.

  • Peg
    on Jun 15, 2013

    sedums come in all types of sizes and colors. The deer love to eat the larger varieties like the autumn joy up here!

  • Susan B
    on Jun 18, 2013

    sedum, aka kalanchoe i think. also a little fact my papa told me. these are a sacred plant with Native Americans as he was told.

  • Jayme Renee
    on Jun 19, 2013

    I have a HUGE one of these? Can it be split? If so how and when?

  • Carolyn
    on Jun 19, 2013

    They are really easy to divide. It is probably best done in the spring, but they are so hardy you can do it any time if you really need to. We call them live-forevers, because they really do. Just take a spade and cut down through the root. You can also dig the whole plant up and divide the root with a sharp knife. You can even break off a small piece of the stem and put it directly into the garden if your soil is loose and you can keep it moist.

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