Re: Planting "bare root" sedum

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Posted by Newt on May 03, 2003 at 21:34:44:

In Reply to: Planting posted by Ju on April 29, 2003 at 11:54:28:

: I bought a box of Sedum at Costco - the kind that are just roots, no plant, and come 8 plant roots per box. I opened it up yesterday to plant, and they are obviously healthy because there is growth from them, but I can't tell if it is root growth or plant growth. They are thin white tentacles with green knobs on them. Should I plant these going up or down? The rest of the root that these things are growing from is more woody. I am just not sure if these tentacles are roots or plants because they have been in a box (i.e. dark), so they could be white because they've had no light. Anyone know which direction I should plant these?

Hi Ju,

It may be too late for this, but if you aren't sure which is root and which is stem, just lay them on their sides and cover lightly with soil. The appropriate part will come up and the roots will grow down.

Newt

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