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.
Similarly one may 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.
In this way, how do you look after sedum plants?
Sedums are best planted where they will enjoy good sun with soil that is not too dry. Sedums will grow in partial shade, but not full shade. Sedum is a very undemanding plant and is virtually maintenance free apart from a trim back in the spring.
Does sedum come back every year?
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.
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.
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.
When planting stonecrops in containers, the only real essential rule is to use a well-draining soil—stonecrops that remain saturated in moisture may develop root rot and turn mushy. … Like succulents, sedums have roots which are pretty shallow, so they don’t need a huge pot to thrive.
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.
Although sedum is not poisonous to dogs, cats, and other animals, some varieties of succulents are toxic to animals. … It is also good to know that consumption of any plant material can cause vomiting and gastrointestinal upset for dogs and cats. Here are common symptoms of plant poisoning in a pet.
An herbaceous perennial which dies down in the winter and regrows the next spring. It has a height of 50cm (20in) and a spread of 60cm (24in). It is fully hardy in all areas of the UK withstanding temperatures down to -20°C. The main interest is from the flowers which are produced in August to October.
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.
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.
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.