We recommend that you water your sedums about once a week during the spring through fall. During the winter, cut back on watering your plants. Once every three to four weeks should be sufficient—you only want to water them enough to keep their leaves from drying out and puckering.
Similarly one may ask, are sedum and stonecrop the same thing?
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. Sedum is also commonly called stonecrop because of its stone like appearance.
In respect to this, does stonecrop like sun or shade?
Most sedums like full or part sun (5 or more hours of direct sun per day). A few stonecrop species such as Sedum ternatum are woodland plants that like to grow on top of rocks in dappled shade.
Does sedum spread quickly?
Sedums actually decrease work for a gardener as they increase in square footage. Renowned for their ability to spread quickly, these low growers thus keep weeds from taking hold. … Too much moisture, especially standing water, will do what no drought can: It will quickly kill a sedum.
Sedum is quickly becoming a popular indoor plant. Even in the poorest of conditions, stonecrop will tolerate an indoor environment. A bit of extra care can help the sedum to thrive indoors. Sedum needs full sun and warmth to grow well.
Sedum plants have succulent leaves that range from tiny needles to larger and fleshy, from gray to green to purple to blue, and even variegated! Butterflies & bees love them. And best yet, they are perennials so they come back year after year.
Stonecrop (Sedum spp.) are a hardy and drought-tolerant species of perennial plant popular in xeriscaping, rock gardens and containers. … These succulent perennials require little water and will grow in poor soil, and are wonderful in sun-baked containers or in the dreaded ‘hellstrip’.
Companion Plants for Sedum
- Asters and Chrysanthemums. Asters and chrysanthemums are hardy perennials that bloom in the fall. …
- Blue Fescue. The spiky, blue-gray foliage of blue fescue contrasts nicely with Autumn Joy’s soft green stems and leaves. …
- Dianthus. …
- Hostas. …
- Purple Coneflower.
Early spring, after the season’s final frost, is the ideal time to transplant sedum in cooler climates, since they die back during the winter. This makes it difficult to determine the location of the plant before the new growth occurs in the spring.
Sedum album has white flowers and green foliage that turns reddish in autumn. It blooms in summer and is an excellent ground cover for thin, poor soils or rocky embankments. … Drought conditions may turn the foliage pinkish, but this species has excellent tolerance for dry conditions.