Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
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, spreading 12 in. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Rock Garden Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPEW-ri-um
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth habit:Spreading
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide.
Foliage color:Multicolored
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Pink
Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
Design IdeasEasy succulent for pots and troughs with alpines and other more tropical choices. A superior rock garden plant or use in crumbling stone walls, slopes and banks. Excellent edging along flagstone paths. Belongs in all succulent gardens as light value foliage contrast.
Companion PlantsAdd interest by grouping with Bronze Carpet Stonecrop, (Sedum spurium 'Bronze Carpet'), Elijah Blue Fescue, (Festuca cinerea 'Elijah Blue'), Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender, (Lavndula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh') and Marleen Coralberry, (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Ariso').
Care Information
Provide well drained soil. 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: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
Sedum is classified into the Crassulaceae, containing about 600 species. This species is native to the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.
Lore:
The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.