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What Is This Plant That Popped Out of My Mulch?

Ask The Plant Expert:

I have these two plants in my front yard where I just recently laid new mulch. I am wondering what the name of this plant is.

Mystery Plant Mystery Plant

Flower Shop Network Plant Expert Reply:

I do believe it is a sedum, most likely Vera Jameson.  At this stage it is a little difficult to tell exactly.  If it is Vera Jameson sedum the foliage will turn more purple and it will start blooming mid-summer with pink flowers.

Hope this information is helpful.

Alexandrite – Light Pink Flower Guide


June’s favorite flower color is Alexandrite pink. This year, we are spotlighting unique flower colors for you to use in custom flower arrangements, wedding bouquets, centerpieces and anywhere else you might need great-looking flowers. To make the chosen colors a little more interesting, we are starting with birthstone colors. Last month’s was emerald green, and this month it’s Alexandrite, or light pink. (Click here for all of our color of the month posts)

The most sensational feature of the Alexandrite gemstone is its surprising ability to change its color. Purpleish in daylight, Alexandrite turns a soft shade of pink, purplish-pink or raspberry red in incandescent light. This unique optical characteristic makes it one of the most valuable gemstones of all, especially in fine qualities.

When creating your wedding bouquet,

Light Pink Triad Light Pink Split

When creating a color scheme using Alexandrite pink, use the color wheel as your guide! Above you see three examples. The first is the complementary color of Alexandrite pink — pale green, which is sure to bring out the subtle tones of the pink. The second is a triad (3) of color complements to light pink. Soft yellows and pale aquas make the perfect pastel combination. You could also go with split-complement colors, meaning the two adjacent colors to the complementary color. So Alexandrite pink mixed with light green and pale aqua.

This is a great flower guide for brides looking for unique color palettes and unusual flowers for their wedding. [Read more…]

What Is This Full Sun Plant With Fragrance?

Ask the Expert: Could you please help identify plant

I have this plant that seems to do well in my window with full sun, but I am unsure what it is?

The plant is very delicate and has an almost herb like fragrance. Elaine


Flower Shop Network Plant Expert: It is one of the many 1000’s of sedums. If I had to pinpoint which sedum, I would say it looks like sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’. This type of sedum has several wonderful characteristics:

  • Adaptable as a Houseplant.
  • Attracts Butterflies.
  • Attracts Hummingbirds.
  • Deadheading Not Necessary.
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fall Interest
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Landscape Plant
  • Low Maintenance

The gray coloring really makes this an interesting plant for rock gardens.

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