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Old 08-30-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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Someone in my building picked up this plant at the home store last year but it didn't have a tag identifying the type of plant. The leaves kind of look like succulents but it has enjoyed plenty of waterings without any ill effects. It is planted in a southern-exposure location in Chicago, which hasn't been too hot this year--low 80s/upper 70s most of the summer. The pink blooms started sprouting earlier this month and took a few weeks to open.

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Old 08-30-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: British Columbia
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It is a succulent. It looks like some kind of broad leafed sedum. See images of sedums below:


https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ower&FORM=IGRE


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Old 08-30-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: New York
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you can split those plants up they come back every year here in my NY garden

will get the name in a lil while
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:00 PM
 
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thanks!
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Looks like 'Autumn Joy' sedum
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: New York
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^^^^^ That
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Looks like 'Autumn Joy' sedum
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.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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Looks like Autumn Joy to me. The flowers are a little more lavender looking than AJ, but it could just be the lighting in the photo, or my monitor.
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:31 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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It looks like kalanchoe to me
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:48 AM
 
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It looks like kalanchoe to me
I see why you'd think that, but there are some noticeable differences.

Sedum flowers look like stars, the five petals are clearly defined and pointed, and are borne in dense heads that resemble broccoli. The ovary is above the petals, and often deeply colored - https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sedum+flow...ax=1&ia=images

Kalanchoe flowers have four (or if double, the number of petals is divisible by four) rounded petals pointed at the tip, which arise from a tube. The ovary is down inside the tube. There are fewer flowers in a head, and the head is much looser. Also, the leaves usually have some scalloping. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=kalanchoe+...a=images&iax=1
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