What color is that, anyway? It's x Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins'; a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayensis and Sedum stahlii. Staring at it, trying to figure out what color it really is, can be entertaining.
This was a big-box purchase. There was 'California' in the name. This one is greenish-red, or bronzy green?
No question about this one, Sedum nussbaumerianum (or adophi) 'Coppertone', from Vera Cruz State, Mexico. It's...um, copper? Orangey-golden?
Definitely more copper--or is it bronze? Kalanchloe orgyalis, from Madagascar. In less sun, less metal color--it goes grey-green.
Something less confusing. Wooly Blue Curls, Tricostemna lanatum. There's wooly, blue, and curls. Don't you love a little straightforwardness?
Reportedly difficult in soggy clay. In our floury silt, it's been effortless.
Sure is pretty.
No color confusion here, except by the digital camera--'Young Lycidas' is a royal pain to photograph. Digital cameras have mostly conquered the problem of crimson, but magenta can still wreck havoc. The color is much better in person.
I am proud to note that I'm not as totally color confused as in the past--the next photo illustrates I've linked the foreground bit of the garden with the middle distance via the same color. I did that on purpose! (Also because there was space there and I needed a new spot for 'Young Lycidas'.) Wow! Am I finally becoming a "real" gardener?
It's lovely not to be totally confused--at least for a few minutes.