When & Where to Plant Sedum
Light: Sedum (or ‘stone crop flower’) do best in full to part sun. While taller hybrids need full sun to flower their best, creeping types will grow fine in part shade. Soil: Sedums like a very well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH.
Furthermore, are sedums the same as succulents?
Succulents have some parts of the leaves, roots or stems that are thickened and fleshy, and retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. … Sedum is a genus of flowering plants that also have the succulent characteristics of water storing leaves and stems. Sedums are part of the Crassulaceae family.
Subsequently, how do you care for creeping blue sedum?
CONDITIONS: Most creeping sedums thrive in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. They like poor or average well-draining garden soil; no supplemental watering is needed once they are established. They will not survive standing water for any length of time.
Do sedum plants spread?
Sedum ground covers:
Tall sedums do not spread but when grown in mass plantings are beautiful and tough ground covers. Perfect for filling a hillside or fleshing out the middle of a perennial border. Creeping sedums will spread slowly but surely and make a very low ground cover for sunny spots.
The Dragon’s blood sedum or Schorbuser Blut is considered the most versatile and toughest ground cover that can choke out weeds. Similar to creeping jenny, this type of ground cover also has stems that easily root, so it’s fast to proliferate. A dragon blood sedum is an all year-round charmer.
You can definitely plant succulents very close together and they will be just fine. When planting succulents close together they grow more slowly so they maintain the original design of the arrangement better. It can be trickier to water them when they are close together.
Planting Sedum in Pots
If you choose a shallow container specifically for succulents, it will not have drainage holes. Take extra care to water it sparingly. Selecting a pot that is the right size is important. A pot that has an inch or two of extra space around the sides is good.
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped flowers. Here’s how to grow sedum in your garden!
Fast-growing, and colorful, ‘Angelina’ Creeping Sedum (Sedum rupestre) adds a dazzling highlight with colors from chartreuse to golden yellow. Easy to grow, it will spread quickly as a drought-tolerant groundcover. Bright yellow star-like flowers bloom in summer and foliage turns golden-orange in autumn.
Hardiness: Aloe ‘Blue Elf’ can withstand temperatures as low as 20 to 50 °F (-6.7 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b. Watering: These succulents do need regular watering but are very tolerant of drought conditions for short periods. Water deeply, but only when the soil is dry.
Low, spreading sedums form a solid mat of foliage which is excellent for covering slopes or can be planted as a groundcover in sunny, dry areas. They are extremely drought tolerant and many are evergreen.