Carpet Sedum is low maintenance, sun-loving, evergreen succulent that will thrive where other plants do not.
Likewise, people ask, do sedums like sun or shade?
Where to Plant Sedum. Sedum don’t require a lot of water and will develop their best colors if they get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. They won’t grow well in heavy, mucky, or high clay soils.
Also question is, should sedum be cut back in the fall?
To prune sedum, cut plants back by half in late spring or early summer (June in most places). Pruning causes ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum to flower later, which creates a lingering flower show in fall. ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum forms flower buds atop stems in summer.
Can sedum grow in shade?
Low-growing and vigorous species will tolerate partial shade, but most sedum do best in full sun. If growing sedum in an area that gets long, cold winters (Zone 5 and colder), plant in full sun to improve overwintering capability.
Slow varieties will stay nice and small in a pot, whereas fast, ground cover varieties like Sedum can spread up to 1″ a month in the growing season.
Once established, ground covers control soil erosion and form an attractive foliage blanket across your yard. These low-lying plants do not choke out other species, but they can hinder their growth with proper maintenance, especially during establishment.
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.
Although sedums are rapid spreaders, they are not invasive. Because they are shallow rooted, they can be easily lifted and moved. And they will overwinter in most planters—provided there is ample drainage—and emerge from dormancy in early to midspring.
Whether growing in a container or in a garden, sedums can be easily overwatered. An overwatered sedum will die a lot faster than an underwatered one. Stonecrop leaves will tell you if it is being overwatered.
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.
Leaf blotch, also called gray mold (Botrytis spp.), and powdery mildew (Erysiphe cichoracearum) are foliar diseases that cause sedum leaves to turn brown before entire plants wilt and die. … Surrounding plant tissue turns yellow and plants may experience stunted growth in severe infestations.
Phlox Intensia® – self-cleaning, no deadheading needed, this may not be true of all phlox. Perennial Sedum – the seed heads will remain on this summer to fall blooming plant. Removing them will not keep the plant blooming longer.
You can cut the sedum back in winter as soon as the flowers fade or any time after that until you see green peeping from the ground in spring. Cut the entire plant back to ground level using pruning shears or break the stalks at ground level by hand. In the spring, the sedum will re-emerge from the roots.