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Sedum Atlantis?

FireFire Posts: 17,363

I am thinking of planting it in dry sunny spot by a path. It needs to be hard as nails, with no problem with bugs. Left entirely to its own devices. Not much watering after the first few months unless very prolonged summer heat. Is it possible?



  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,364
    It's a new introduction, so I would not think anyone has much experience of it yet.
    Most of these type of Sedums are fairly bullet proof though.
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  • FireFire Posts: 17,363
    It seems low growing which makes it better for lining paths, I thought. It won a Chelsea medal, so I'm keen to see how it does.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,926
    It's a new cultivar but phedimus takesimensis has been grown for a while and is a popular plant for rockeries. Mine's looking pretty good so far and I'm very pleased with it (it was also very cheap thanks to Wyevale vouchers). The growth habit is nice with lots of branching as it grows so it seems to fill out a space faster than some similar plants. It's in a shallow terracotta bowl in full sun and my watering has been fairly sporadic recently but no real adverse effects so far. It's got a few crispy leaf edges which suggests it might prefer some shade at times though. The new yellowy growth is definitely more tender than the older leaves so if you've got lots of that then it might need more care at that time. I've no doubt it will be prime vine weevil fodder in the pot but might be safer in the ground. Most of my phediumuses have survived being munched though with a bit of care.

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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,926
    Did you get any of these in the end @Fire ? I took a few cuttings and kept them in the greenhouse and they've come on really well. The leaves have darkened up a bit but there's loads of buds ready for the spring. The main plant was kept outdoors though and dropped all it's leaves in the cold, wet weather. It's got loads of nice buds but I wasn't expecting the old stems to die off going by the growing advice I could find. I think it's a little less everygreen than people are making out. It's not a problem as it's such a vigourous grower that I'm sure it will fill back out in no time. Assuming the vine weevils don't attack it anyway. The resting buds are a really bright pink which is odd given the plant has no pink on it.

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  • FireFire Posts: 17,363
    They look good WE. I didn't get any in the end. I'm not sure I really like sedums, but was looking for something for a public space, low growing, good for wildlife, colourful and tough as old boots. The spot is a bit shady. Still looking.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,926
    Fire said:
    I'm not sure I really like sedums
    Blasphemy! :o
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  • FireFire Posts: 17,363
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,926
    I started to do a sedum stocktake and I've got more than 40 varieties here now :# 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,974
    No wonder it's vine weevil central @wild edges :D
    I like them too, but I only have a couple of them. I also found a little one growing on some gravel, on the edge of a footpath, while out walking a while ago. There was quite a big spread of it, and had white flowers. I took a little cutting from it and it seems to have taken. I'm assuming it's a sedum of some kind, as it certainly looks like it.
    No idea what it is, but presumably has escaped from a garden nearby. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,926
    I do seem to have created an all you can eat buffet of sedums. They come for the variety of not the quality. :)
    Did it look like this one @Fairygirl ?

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