Plant Identification

Asked October 31, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT

Can you identify the plant pictured? It came from one of the many camps my grand daughter attended in summer 2014, in Maryland. The plant is an annual and does well outside during Summer and is brought inside until late Spring.

Prince George's County Maryland

1 Response

This appears to be a sedum. The leaves suggest sedum nussbaumerianum, but the flower is more like sedum ternatum.

Sedums are perennials, but they do die down to the ground in the winter and put up new growth in the spring, if they are hardy in Maryland. If they are not hardy in Maryland, they would die outside. This means they are more tropical, then they would have to be brought in for the winter and treated as a houseplant. Since we don't know for sure what species you have, we recommend that you continue bringing it in for the winter.

(Annuals must be grown from seed each year. They only live one year.)