Stonecrop Sedum

Stonecrop Sedum

Groundcover plants spilling into walkway

Groundcover plants spilling into walkway

If only all plants were as easy to grow as Sedums!!   They add spectacular chains of color and life to any landscape. They store considerable water reserves in their succulent, spongy leaves, which helps them in times of drought while making them exceptionally easy to root from cuttings broken off the plants and stuck anywhere you want a new plant to grow. A reliable, hardy

Sedum Plant Care:
Sedum prefer full sun with average to poor well-drained soil. Can be divided every 2- 3 years in spring. Stems pull off easily and will root readily for transplanting. Winter damaged foliage can be cut back in early spring for a flush of new growth.

Sedum Angelina

Sedum Angelina

Sedum ‘Angelina’ is a quick-growing groundcover with golden, needle-like leaves that can have a burnt orange color in fall. .  An evergreen that prefers full sun to partial sun has proven to be a fast grower with a creeping habit. It grows to 4 inches tall and hardy in zones 5-9. Angelina Sedum is stunning planted around annuals or perennials with dark-colored foliage where it’s brilliant color can contrast.  Perfect for hanging baskets and patio containers or with spring bulbs.

 

Groundcover sedumSedum kamtschaticum (Russian Stonecrop Sedum) This stonecrop sedum acts as an excellent groundcover plant as it is a creeper and a hardy succulent.  The perfect choice for sites with poor soil and full sun.  Russian stonecrop sedum forms a low carpet of small, scalloped green leaves which spreads to form a thick patch.  In the summer the plants produces clusters of bright yellow star flowers.  This sedum is a fast grower and looks great in small tubs or mixed containers where it will hand over the sides in a stunning display.  Trim stems and dead flower heads back in early spring to tidy up.  This easy care plant will tolerate full sun to full shade.

A common plant used for green roofs as it reliably withstands a wide variety of conditions and is one of the most drought-tolerant species ever tested.  Sedum kamtschaticum maintains its leaves at the beginning of the colder weather, turning pinkish to red before dropping its foliage in the coldest months.  Green rosettes persist through the winter underneath the previous year’s growth. 

Grows to a height of 4 – 6 inches with a spread of 12 – 24 inches.  Tolerates light foot traffic and is deer resistant and drought tolerant.  What more could you ask for??  Hardy in zones 2 – 9.


(Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’) bears green leaves edged in pink and white. The pink flowers appear in summer. Zones 3-8

 

Sedum Blue Spruce – Is a bluish-green sedum well adapted to most soils, as with most sedum  but seems to grow faster in sandy soil.  Bright yellow flowers bloom each summer with the foliage turning more silvery color over the colder months.  Grows best in full sun and an evergreen in zone5-9 and semi-evergreen in zones 3-4.

 

Sedum Container

Sedum Container

 

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