18) Sedum, Sempervivum, Jovibara, and other Crassulaceae

Stray succulent

Submitted by Broekhuis on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 20:47

This plant arose as a seedling from my packet of rosularia sempervivum - I got plants that are likely the correct species, too. The interloper grew much more quickly than the rosularias, so I gave it is own little trough, and now I'm curious what it is. For a sense of size: the planting area in the photo here is about 2 inches wide. Growth is floppy and soft. What is my happy bonus plant?

overwintering Delosperma in zone 5

Submitted by RPavlis on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 06:25

I hope this topic is in the right section?
I am located in S. Ontario, Canada zone 5. We have irregular snow cover and winters tend to be wet. So far I have not been able to keep 'hardy' Delosperma.

Last winter I tried 2 in pots, and in fall sunk the pots in the ground to keep them warmer. We had excellent snow cover (unusual), but we also reached the limit of zone 5 (-29C) for 1 or 2 days (also unusual). One looked like it was eaten by rodents, and the other was barely alive.

This year I am trying some in various locations:

Sedum lanceolatum

Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 10:52

Sedum lanceolatum is one of only three Sedum species to be found in Alberta. It's common here in montane and alpine areas on "dry slopes and ridges" and also occurs as a disjunct population in the Cypress Hills in SE Alberta and SW Saskatchewan (ref: Flora of Alberta).

Identification of Rhodiolas used in Tibetan Medicine

Submitted by Chadwell on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 22:49

I am currently helping Dr Tsering Norbu, Director, Materia Medica (Medicinal Plants) Department of The Dalai Lama's Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute in Dharamsala, N.India with providing Scientific Identifications for hundreds of Himalayan species utilised in Tibetan Medicine. I would welcome any suggestions for the Rhodiolas which he provided images off from Spiti, borderlands of W.Tibet and Nepal.


Submitted by Hoy on Thu, 07/08/2010 - 14:21

This plant I bought as Umbilicus chrysanthus. Maybe it is correct but it is very different from other Umbilici (??) I have seen! Anyway it is a nice plant together with sedums etc in the informal seminatural planting here.

Sedum known and unknown

Submitted by Hoy on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 13:05

The first picture is of a very common Sedum here, the yellow Sedum acre which flowers in June and July.
The second is a Sedum I found in Spain (or France?) almost 40 years ago. I have never found a name that fits this one. The leaves are small balls red, green or with a white-bluish hue. The flowers are white and occur in July. The plants live of rock and dew.