Help Identifying Plant

Hello, this is no doubt obvious to experienced gardeners. Can you identify attached plant and advise if good for rapid groundcover and suitable to split (if so, how?!) and plant elsewhere around garden and can that be done now Sept/Oct? Thanks


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,058
    It's a sedum [Iceplant] and they're very easy to split and replant. Probably better to wait until spring, although if you can pull small pieces off and pot them up, they'll grow away, as long as they have a bit of root attached. Gritty soil/compost.
    When the foliage starts appearing  - in a little clump of fleshy leaves - you can split the plants using a knife or similar,or even with your hands. They break apart quite readily. Pot up and grow on, then plant out once they're  a reasonable size  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • @Fairygirl - thanks again for your advice! Think will leave until spring then and follow your advice. So just lift a section of it with root and replant elsewhere immediately with a bit of compost?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,058
    Yes - you should be able to do that quite easily.  :)
    They grow readily from simple cuttings too.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,476
    If you cut stems and put them in water, they will grow roots and then you can plant them.
  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 272
    Not a plant that I would think of as good groundcover but a lovely splash of colour at this time of year.
    Have a look at Ajuga for groundcover.  I love the dark burgundy colour and there is a variegated one which is dramatic.  Once happy it spreads like crazy smothering weeds and it has a candle like dark blue flower early in the year which insects love.
  • Sadly  the name has changed from Sedum spectabile to Hylotelephium_spectabile.....
    thankfully the common name of Ice plant remains the same!
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 57,639
    When you move it find it a sunny spot with moist but free draining gritty loam ... it’ll reward you well

    and butterflies and bees love it. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,058
    I forgot about that name change @Silver surfer. Not sure I'll ever get my head round it  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • I find it helps if you sing it ;)
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