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Old 08-31-2017, 01:19 PM
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Location: Prescott AZ
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Aha ! You brought back a childhood memory.

In my mother's garden she grew these. As kids, we would tear off one "leaf" and massage the top gently so it made into a "balloon" skin. Then you would blow into it and it made a weird sounding whistle. This is something I had not thought about in 60 years !!!
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:02 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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hey! that's my plant
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:53 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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It looks like Kalanchoe (Flaming Katy) to me, too
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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Looks like 'Autumn Joy' sedum
That is exactly it..........I have it ........a very- strong plant....
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:19 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Maybe not 'Autumn Joy', but definitely Sedum spectabile. There's more than one named cultivar of S. spectabile in commerce. http://plantfacts.osu.edu/pdf/0247-1029.pdf I grow three myself - 'Autumn Joy', 'Matrona', and 'Variegata'.

Note, some darn systematist has gone and plunked it into another genus. But I suspect it will continue to be known and loved as Sedum for a good while to come. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hylotelephium_spectabile

By any name, this is a reliable, beautiful plant, and you can't have too many of them. Fortunately, they're easy to propagate, so try it.
I have tons of sedum....a cheap plant for me, easy to split and have double coming up next year.

Only big problem I have with sedum is they are a magnet at this time of year (late summer)
for attracting every bee in town. I have a row of them along a path on my side yard and
it is no fun walking by or watering my other plants in that section of my yard, late august to october.
It's getting me thinking of redoing it next year, maybe putting in globe cedars,
much more expensive unfortunately.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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The bees won't hurt you.
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