Does anyone know what this plant is called?

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It produces yellow flowers once a year. I have always kept it inside but this Spring I put it outside and it has really flourished. Was wondering what it was so I could look up information on it. Thanks & GOD Bless.
does anyone know what this plant is called, flowers, gardening
does anyone know what this plant is called, flowers, gardening
does anyone know what this plant is called, flowers, gardening
does anyone know what this plant is called, flowers, gardening
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  • Does Kalanchoe ring a bell? If it was a houseplant and it a succulent type. Be sure to bring it soon before the cold sets in. It looks a like a sedum too but those are perennials.

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    • @Carol cirillo I do believe it is a kalanchoe and when the temps fall at night around 50 bring it in. But I would first spray with a plant bug spray or you may have visitors. LOLI had a kalanchoe that had reddish flowers. It died a tragic death~trampled in a move. I cried.

  • Diane Carlisle Diane Carlisle on Sep 04, 2013
    Looks like kalanchoe to me too.

  • Mariposa Mariposa on Sep 04, 2013
    It could be Sedum Khamtschaticum, does it have yellow flowers?

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 04, 2013
    it does have beautiful yellow flowers... i had it in a planter inside and decided to put it in a larger planter outdoors and it just went crazy...it has grown like wildfire...

  • Donna Gill Donna Gill on Sep 04, 2013
    I agree it is a Kalanchoe @Carol cirillo. It should overwinter nicely in side. Watch out for your early frosts or it will turn to mush.

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 04, 2013
    thank you donna

  • Jann Cox Jann Cox on Sep 06, 2013
    Does not like temperatures below 55 degrees

  • Rose S Rose S on Sep 06, 2013
    I'll put my money on Sedum. You can take some in the house to overwinter, and leave some outside. If it comes back great guns next year it is a Sedum. I have several and they can become ground covers very quickly if left alone outside. Some of mine die ack, but next spring they are right there, pumping iron, and growing lushly. :-)

  • Cheryl stanley Cheryl stanley on Sep 06, 2013
    not a kalanchaloe. it's a sedum. I have had it for years in a tire planter outside. it has completely filled the tire and is beautiful when in bloom. it has survived all of those many years through all of those cold Missouri winters, many temps below 0 and under tons of snow. you don't need to bring it in over the winter.

  • Winona Spinks Winona Spinks on Sep 06, 2013
    It does look like Kalamchoe...there are different varieties with red, pink, yellow blooms. My Mother lives on the Gulf Coast of Texas. She has beds of these that withstand the winters just fine. I brought some to my home in North Texas but I put most of them in pots so I can bring them in during our colder weather...however, the ones I planted in beds have survived.

  • Alice Harley-Wosnig Alice Harley-Wosnig on Sep 06, 2013
    I would say kalanchoe has a variety of leaf sizes. This one looks like they are all the same size. I would say then that it is a sedum.

  • Jennie McFarling Jennie McFarling on Sep 06, 2013
    My vote is for kalanchie. I live in Southern California and they come in all colors of flowers. My stay in the groud all year. A picture of it in bloom would settle all opinions. Sedums usually have fatter leaves (thick) leaves to store moisture.

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 06, 2013
    thanks jennie ... i live in Maine and the winters here are very harsh so i don't know if i can keep mine in the ground year round.

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 06, 2013
    thank you alive.

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 06, 2013
    thanks winona...i live in maine and not sure if they will survive our winters.

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 06, 2013
    thank you cheryl... this is very helpful ... i was unsure of keeping it outside in the winter... mine is in a pot and do you think it would be safe to put it in the ground this time of year or shall i wait til next spring?

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 06, 2013
    thanks rose...

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 06, 2013
    thank you jann

  • P P on Sep 06, 2013
    It is a Sedum...my mom called it "Live Forever". It is very hardy and you can make new starts by cutting a sprig and putting in a pot or in the ground where ever you want it to grow. It has a mounding shape when spaced by itself and ours bloomed in pinks/purple and yellow, but I have seen a variety called Autumn Splendor I believe, that blooms in a red color. Great plant, but the bees to like it a lot when in bloom. I live in Mo, zone 5...ours stays in the ground all year and multiplies on it's own.

  • Sandy Earl Sandy Earl on Sep 06, 2013
    its a sedum,i have them in my front and backyard in the garden,and i have added them in planters.i live in ont canada and mine have never died because of our cold winters.mine is green in spring,top of the flowers turn white in summer and now its turning red for the fall.they r very hardy.

  • Terri Jones Terri Jones on Sep 06, 2013
    Most definitely Sedum. It is a perennial. I have had mine for over 15 years outside in my special water garden. It will die down to the ground in winter but come back every spring and spreads more and more with every season. It is also very easy to start new plants from. I just dig up a part of it and put it in the ground. It is that easy. They are very hardy. Sedum foliage color can include green, purple, blue, yellow, or even variegated with multiple colors. In the autumn Sedum leaves may take on reddish or copper hues. Butterflies just absolutely love the flowers.

  • Karen Manley Karen Manley on Sep 06, 2013
    SEDUM!!!

  • Mariposa Mariposa on Sep 06, 2013
    I believe Kalanchoe gets little circles on the leaves that you can use to make a new plant. I still believe it's a sedum :)

  • Judy Judy on Sep 06, 2013
    The wavy edge on the leaf is what makes some people think it's a Kalanchoe but it's not. SEDUM

  • Penn Harvey Penn Harvey on Sep 06, 2013
    Sedum & withstand frost. Penny Ojai, CA

  • Chiastophyllum oppositifolium "Cotyledon" - truly love it. Woodland plant - great for shady spots. Definitely not a sedum if it has yellow pinnacle flowers.

  • April E April E on Sep 06, 2013
    Sedum kamtschaticum and is hardy zone 4-9 and as most of Maine is zone 4/5 you should be good for hardiness if the plant is in the ground but in a pot bring it in I am adding 2 pics so you can see this is your plant

  • Cheryl stanley Cheryl stanley on Sep 07, 2013
    looks like sedum wins the competition! april, your pics look just like the ones I have had in my tire planter for many years!

  • Darlene Darlene on Sep 07, 2013
    I would do what Rose S. says. Take some in, leave some out. I too think it may be a sedum. If it is I have one in my garden that comes back each year. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. it gets super cold here (-30 to -40) in the winter.

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 07, 2013
    thanks april.... i'm wondering if it's ok to put it in the ground now or should i wait til next spring... it is now in a pot and i did bring it inside just yesterday.

  • April E April E on Sep 08, 2013
    I would wait until next spring so it can get situated in the spot it is going to be in before the weather turns cold

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 08, 2013
    thanks... that's exactly what i was thinking.

    • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Sep 09, 2013
      @Carol cirillo Try separating a small piece and plant that in a marked area of your garden. It will take just a few months until you know for sure IF it is Sedum or not!....lolol..in the interm...you have the rest of your plant indoors to enjoy all winter!

  • Jennie McFarling Jennie McFarling on Sep 09, 2013
    This plant sold be brought in every winter. It is a desert drought tolerant heat loving plant and will die in constant wet cold weather

  • April E April E on Sep 09, 2013
    actually @Jennie McFarling sedum is a very versatile plant it will grow well in a dry climate but it will also thrive in other areas there are wild sedums living even in areas of Alaska there are varieties (many) that are hardy all the way down to zone 3 and moisture is not a issue as long as their soil is well draining so no bogs and you are good the only thing that is consistant is they prefer sun lots of it

  • Carol cirillo Carol cirillo on Sep 09, 2013
    thank you so much

  • TJ TJ on Sep 09, 2013
    yup, Sedum is hardy in central Minnesota, zone 4.

  • Monica Long Monica Long on Sep 09, 2013
    I have them and I planted them in rocks around my pond. And when I want them to spread I just break off a piece and place it where I want it to grow and it takes hold and starts growing like crazy.

  • Ginger Ginger on Sep 09, 2013
    Looks like question has been answered but you could always take a bit to a Master Gardener at Home Depot or any local nursery.

  • Jessie Hammond Jessie Hammond on Sep 17, 2013
    The leaves look a lot like the " Chiastophyllum oppositifolium "Cotyledon " but at a closer look you can see that they are not the same. Your plant is a Kalanchoe. Check out this link & see if this is what your plant looks like in bloom. http://houseplants.about.com/od/succulentsandcacti/p/Kalanchoe.htm