Sunderland Tyne and Wear,
I bought this for 99p - seemed a bargain. Is it a sedum or a saxifrage?
I think it might be a Cotyledon, maybe 'orbiculata'
10 Jul, 2010
Thinking about it, more likely an echeveria, as its formed a rosette, google E. glauca
Sheilar - I had this as a house plant but then put it in a pot in my garden where it happily grew for over 20 years, putting out more and more 'babies' and wonderful flowers like yours. I left it our all year round and being new to gardening (still!) neither fed it or protected it from frost. Last winter being so harsh - here in Wales we had much snow and frost - I lost it - devastated! So please take heed and you might also have yours for many years.
Thanks for that - I'll put it where it will be sheltered.
the common name for these is house leeks they grow absolutely anywhere in Spain you see them in gutters and on walls much like the Buddlea does here. I Always leave mine out and they are qutie happy they are very hard to kill that said they dont like being to wet but ice frost wind it takes all of those with no bother. Just in case I always pot one up to take indoors in the winter but have never nedded it so it gets put in garden with the rest .
Warning, Sheilar - if its Echeveria glauca, its actually a houseplant over here, so you'll have to bring it indoors for the winter, its frost tender.
Hi Sheilar, I have your plant in an ten inch pot all crammed together, for several years. There are about 50 plants now sharing the pot. It spends winter out of doors but under cover. It has 35 flowers on it. As you are in N.E. you may need to be very careful where you place it. I have a larger hairy one and it has babies round its edges too. A lot of GoYers lost them when snow got on them. Make sure there is grit or stones under the leaves as they hate damp there.
11 Jul, 2010
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