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by Judy Rigney
(Grand Prairie, TX, USA)


This succulent grows about 12 inches long with leaves about 4 inch by 2 inch.

The plant is green and gets a small pink cluster flower at the top. Grows well in Texas and comes back even when left outside in the cold in a container. Can be planted from cuttings which have been rooted.

Drought Smart Plants reply:

Hi Judy, this reminds me a lot of Sedum spectabile with the fleshy leaves and cluster of flowers. Could this be what it is?

Judging from the ease with which it roots it’s possible.

Sedum for Borders are some of the best plants for bees, and if this is what it is, it’s no surprise that it will survive cold, heat and excessive drought.

Sedum Autumn Joy is one of these, and is hardy to -40, which is where the two common temperature measuring devices, Celsius and Fahrenheit match up.

Happy Gardening,

Comments for Succulent Unknown

Aug 02, 2011

Sedum spectabilis probably
by: Patty Hicks

My first thought upon seeing the leaves and the flower cluster was Sedum spectabilis. There are several varieties, some with lighter pink flowers than others and some with whitish flowers too. So I agree with the other person who commented. A good plant too by the way.