Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing 4 to 6 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fall Color
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late summer
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing 4 to 6 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Burgundy
Blooms:Late summer
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleContemporary
Design IdeasSedum is one of the best creepers for integrating rock gardens. It spills over edges of retaining walls and rip rap. Integrates into well drained soils with more traditional cold hardy perennials. Takes on a wholly different character when woven into geometric modern compositions. A favorite of tufa and stone troughs. Thrives in any sort of pot or container adding texture, color and flowers.
Companion PlantsSedum does well with small ground hugging perennials such as Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox, (Pholox subulata 'Emerald Blue'), Firewitch Cheddar Pink, (Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'), Black-eyed Magenta Cranesbill, (Geranium cinereum var subcaulescens) and Northern Sea Oats, (Chasmanthium latifolium).
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This plant is selected from Sedum spurium coccineum for improved color and habit. It was developed in Germany under the name: Shorbuser Blut. The genus Sedum means to sit or hold fast attesting to its ability to grow on rocky ground. The plants are native to the Caucasus mountain regions of Eastern Europe.
Lore:
Leaves of this sedum are edible and treated much like purslane, the tart bitterness vanishing when stirfried. It is this bitterness that makes it distasteful to rabbits.

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