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Sedum -( telephium) are they short lived?

Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,064
edited March 2021 in Plants
Hi, I bought a sedum Autumn Joy two years ago. First year flowered beautifully in a large well drained pot. Last year ,showed growth at the base, grew well through the year and flowered.

This year, no sign of new growth from the base at all. Its propagations in the rest of the garden are all showing new growth.

So either it's died for some poor care reason or they're just not very long lived?
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  • owd potterowd potter Posts: 698
    not short lived in my experience @Mr. Vine Eye
    I keep dividing mine and they respond well, all in the ground tho'
    maybe not one for the pot?
    Just another day at the plant...
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,597
    I find they seem to last for years as well. Maybe "just one of those things" ?
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,153
    My Autumn Joys are going strong after about 10 years.  Some of the fancier varieties(“Mr Goodbud”) only lasted a couple of seasons before it expired.  Serves me right for buying a plant with such a ridiculous name 🤣
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  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,064
    edited March 2021
    Thanks

    I wonder if I've ended up with a drainage issue with that particular pot then. Although it never seemed oversaturated.

    It had new growth growing from the old stems, but these just came off with no force at all in my hand and there's nothing from the base.

    Oh well, I'll just use the pot for something else! It's given birth to several new ones which are planted in the garden anyway. So I haven't 'lost it' really.
  • CebeCebe Posts: 42
    have you checked for vine weevils - that’s what usually causes that sort of damage to my sedums 
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,064
    Cebe said:
    have you checked for vine weevils - that’s what usually causes that sort of damage to my sedums 
    I'll have a check when I remove it from the pot. Thanks!
  • CebeCebe Posts: 42
    VWs seem to like sedums almost as much as heucheras 😣
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,512
    Doesn't sound like VW. I've had loads of them destroyed by VWs and you end up with a handful of cuttings to replant even with the worst damage. If you didn't get the resting buds showing at the start of winter then something must have killed the plant after flowering. They're more prone to problems when kept in pots than they are when they're in the ground though strangely.
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  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,064
    Well that explains it!



  • CebeCebe Posts: 42
      😖 at least they’re easy to propagate 
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