Plant I-D

Please could someone I-D this plant please i bought it from my local garden center last year it was a quarter of the size when i got it i think its an Alpine but as an amateur i have no idea thanks.




  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

    It's a Sedum! Species and Cultivar unknown, but the others will soon be behind me! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    Not me. I don't know little plants, any I've had were swamped by big plants years agoimage

    I did recognise sedum thoughimage

  • Thanks Ryan its very delicate and has gone on big growth spurt since January its bigger than it looks in the picture those rocks are about 9" in length.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    Cape Blanco is (or maybe was) a popular one

  • Thanks nutcutlet i just found some images on google of the Cape Blanco you mentioned and they match perfect i got it at the end of last summer it has tripled its size since then although no flower bloom yet do you know how long that would take ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,024

    I should think it will flower this summer. 

  • Hope so and it needs some friends i have just looked at a few other sedums which i like its in a 5ft by 2ft boarder which i intend on filling with other plants that suit the same area as the sedum does it does not get a lot of sun where the boarder is and its fast draining but i will save that for another post image

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco. And there are a couple of other cultivars of this species too. S.s purpureum and S.s aureum and a very rare one called S.S.s. William Rollinson (or something like that, without going and finding the label in the garden).


  • Thanks Berghill I will check them out see if like which I more than likely will image
  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    Might I suggest that if you want similar tight growing plants, that you look for Rosularia. These are related to Sedums, but are a lot less prone to ramp.


    The Sedum spath is S.s. William Pascoe. I went and found it in the garden.

  • Will do thanks the boarder the Sedum is in is about 7ft long & 3ft width and i hope to fill it with Sedum types and other suitable plants that can cope with the fast draining.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,805

    Also look out for any of the Silver saxifrages. They make nice low growing cushions like the Sedum and the Rosularia.

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