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Sedum

With a well-earned reputation for drought tolerance, sedums have come to dominate green roof applications but are still great additions to any low-maintenance, low water garden. We can contract grow formats to suit the project.

 

Regular available in 4" (10 cm) pots.
We currently grow: 
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' (Dragon's Blood Sedum)
Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet' (Red Carpet Sedum)
Sedum katmschaticum 'Variegatum' (Variegated Russian Stonecrop)
Companions for Sedum
Dragon's Blood Sedum
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood"

 

Height         6-8 inches (15-20 cm), flowers reaching 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)

Spread        12 inches (30 cm)
Foliage        Green/reddish margins when growing, turns crimson red in fall

Flower         Dark pink

Blooming     Summer

Hardiness    Zone 3-8

Light           Full sun (light shade tolerated early morning or late afternoon)

Moisture      Average to dry

Soil             Well-drained, sandy, gravelly 

 

This low-growing variety has exceptional drought tolerance and durability in hot, sunny locations, and is named for the crimson red foliage colour it changes with cooler temperatures in the fall. It takes on a totally different look in flower, with erect stems of many star-shaped deep pink flowers in early summer. Plant amongst hardscaped areas in full sun, around pools, foundation plantings, rock gardens and crevices in retaining walls. Low maintenance once established, and easy to cut apart pieces to transplant for thicker coverage in time. 

 

Recommendations for growing Sedum

Sedums performs best in a neutral to slightly acidic soil of average to low fertility. The soil and site must be well-drained with no standing water, particularly in the winter. Landscape screenings around hardscaping projects aid in drainage, though they do need some mineral soil mixed in for nutrients. Water once planted but only as needed after that. Do not over-mulch. Sedums are not aggressive enough to smother all weeds, but easy to weed around; they re-establish quickly from light disturbance. Plants can suffer occasionally from slugs and aphids, and may lose lower leaves during extended rainy periods. Shear back to remove spent flowers and renew growth.

 
 
Red Carpet Sedum
Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

 

Height         6-8 inches (15-20 cm), flowers reaching 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)

Spread        12 inches (30 cm)
Foliage        Burgundy red all season

Flower         Dark pink

Blooming     Summer

Hardiness    Zone 3-8

Light           Full sun (light shade tolerated early morning or late afternoon)

Moisture      Average to dry

Soil             Well-drained, sandy, gravelly 

 

This variety is very similar in habit to 'Dragon's Blood' above, but offers consistently red foliage all season long. Do not overfertilize or growth will be more green than red when actively growing. Flowers sporadically, sometimes not at all.

 

Recommendations for growing Sedum

Sedums performs best in a neutral to slightly acidic soil of average to low fertility. The soil and site must be well-drained with no standing water, particularly in the winter. Landscape screenings around hardscaping projects aid in drainage, though they do need some mineral soil mixed in for nutrients. Water once planted but only as needed after that. Do not over-mulch. Sedums are not aggressive enough to smother all weeds, but easy to weed around; they re-establish quickly from light disturbance. Plants can suffer occasionally from slugs and aphids, and may lose lower leaves during extended rainy periods. Shear back to remove spent flowers and renew growth.

Variegated Russian Stonecrop
Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'

 

Height         4-6 inches (10-15 cm), flowers reaching 8 inches inches (20 cm)

Spread        12 inches (30 cm)
Flower         Orange-yellow

Blooming     Early summer

Hardiness    Zone 2-8

Light           Full sun (light shade tolerated early morning or late afternoon)

Moisture      Average to dry

Soil             Well-drained, sandy, gravelly 

 

'Variegatum' is just that, very variegated! It is one of the most cold-tolerant sedums available, due to its Siberian origin. Virtually trouble-free, it forms a denser mat of bigger leaves than the spuriums, and beautifully tight foliage and vibrant yellow-orange flowers make a bold statement. Plant amongst hardscaped areas in full sun, around pools, foundation plantings, rock gardens and crevices in retaining walls. 

 

Recommendations for growing Sedum

Sedums performs best in a neutral to slightly acidic soil of average to low fertility. The soil and site must be well-drained with no standing water, particularly in the winter. Landscape screenings around hardscaping projects aid in drainage, though they do need some mineral soil mixed in for nutrients. Water once planted but only as needed after that. Do not over-mulch. Sedums are not aggressive enough to smother all weeds, but are easy to weed around; they re-establish quickly from light disturbance. Plants can suffer occasionally from aphids, and may lose lower leaves during extended rainy periods. Shear back to remove spent flowers and renew growth.

 
Companions for Sedums