Sedum (Hylotelephium) cauticola 'Lidakense'

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Boland
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Sedum (Hylotelephium) cauticola 'Lidakense'

One of my favourite sedums (now classified as a Hylotelephium)...looks great all season with the purple foliage. The bright pink flowers still show up nicely in the fall as well.

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I have collected all kinds of sedums, houseleek etc and has done so since I was about 5 years old. This one I have never seen! Is the color of the flowers really like that?

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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That's a beauty!Is that an extremely well-grown Geranium sessiflorum nigricans (if so, not at all like mine  :() next to it?

Interesting that you've collected them since childhood.  (My mom used to bring home the little pots of "assorted succulents" that would be brought into our small town grocery stores, and I'd plant them up in dish gardens... common thread, though it did not stick as a specific, deep interest for me, I suppose.)

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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I started  with indoor gardening also, through the 4-H club.  I had well over a hundred pots and dish gardens of cacti and succulents in my early teens.  A dwindled interest for me also, although now and then it pipes up.  I am growing Delosperma bosseranum (a caudiciform) from seed now.

Back to H. caudicola, can anyone tell me the claim to fame of Lidakense over the species type?  From what I have seen, they look the same.  Or, maybe that's all that is available here, and they are all Lidakense regardless of the name?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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Skulski wrote:

Interesting that you've collected them since childhood.  (My mom used to bring home the little pots of "assorted succulents" that would be brought into our small town grocery stores, and I'd plant them up in dish gardens... common thread, though it did not stick as a specific, deep interest for me, I suppose.)

I, my sister and cousins started building what we named "moseby" (moss city) at our summer place on a small island in South Norway. The houses were small and built of stone. The gardens consisted of moss and succulents, all wild collected. The whole lasted for about 20 years (my elder cousins started it, we inherited it and the youngest rounded it off. We still have the plants.The pictures are all old paper types!

Here's the view from the terrace and the parlour. It is taken 22.30 in the evening.

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Wow, "land of the midnight sun"!

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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Great scene Trond!

Rick, like you, I don't see the difference between Lidakense and the species.

Yes Lori, that is G. sessiliflorum...a bit of a weed here!

Todd Boland St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada Zone 5b 1800 mm precipitation per year

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