Sedum spurium, S. nevii, S. telephium, S. kamtschaticum ellacombianun, S. fosterianum, S. ussuriense
TURKISH DELIGHT SedumSedum ussuriense
Turkish Delight sedum produces clusters of bright burgundy, star-shaped flowers from late summer through fall. Thick, rounded leaves are deep chocolatey purple. Leaf color is most intense in full sun. An impressive perennial for rock gardens, and containers; Turkish Delight sedum is also a terrific small-scale ground cover. Dwarf, 8 to 12 inch tall plants spread to 12 to 16 inches across.
Intense bronze-red leaves are covered in neon rose flowers from June to August. Voodoo sedum is a low, dense, branching, evergreen, perennial ground cover that is durable, easy to grow, and drought tolerant. Leaves grow to 3 inches high, plants reach 6-inches tall while in bloom. Will flower the first year when started early. A Fleuroselect Quality Mark winner. Winter hardy to zone 3.
RED CARPET SedumSedum spurium coccineum
In summer, dense clusters of bright rose, ¾ inch flowers cover the evergreen, 2-6 inch tall, 2 foot wide plants. Red Carpet sedum is showy and fast growing, and when started early becomes a dense, flowering ground cover the first season. Does not like wet, humid summers, otherwise plants are widely adapted. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SELSIE RUSSIAN STONECROPSedumSedum kamtschaticum ellacombianun
Selsie sedum features scalloped, lime-green foliage, and brilliant yellow, star-shaped flowers from May to August. It is an attractive, low growing, 4-6 inch tall, evergreen perennial. Plants are especially showy when massed, or use them to edge borders and paths, or as accent plants for the rock garden. Selsie Russian Stonecrop is also a terrific small-scale ground cover. Winter hardy to zone 3. Grows beautifully with Table Mountain hardy ice plant.
ROCK GARDEN BLEND SedumSedum species
A formula mix of many attractive, low-growing sedums. Representing a wide range of leaf types and flower colors; they are tough, easy to grow plants for containers, rock gardens, roof gardens, or as unusual and showy ground covers. All sedums in the mix are winter hardy to at least zone 6. Some are winter hardy to zone 4. Rock Garden Blend includes the following Sedum species: album, forsterianum, hybridum, floriferum, ellacombianum, selskianum, pulchellum, reflexum, montanum, sexangulare, acre, and spurium.
EMPEROR'S WAVES SedumSedum telephium
Emperor's Waves sedum is a vigorous, 16 inch tall perennial with attractive, blue-green, succulent foliage. Showy, red-purple flowers are held on strong burgundy stems in August and September. Blooms attract butterflies and are excellent for cutting. A beautiful plant for sunny borders or patio containers. Winter hardy to zone 4. Emperor's Waves sedum grows beautifully with Sterntaler coreopsis, Magnus Superior echinacea, and Munstead lavender.
ORACLE SedumSedum fosterianum
Oracle sedum is a low, dense, branching ground cover with silvery green leaves. Forms carpets of star-shaped, yellow flowers in June and July. A great perennial for edging, or use as an accent plant in the rock garden. Oracle sedum is an outstanding evergreen, durable, drought tolerant, small-scale ground cover. Grows 4-8 inches high, and 10-12 inches wide. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SILVER FROST SedumSedum nevii
Creeping rosettes 3-6 inches tall, spread 1-2 feet across. Silver Frost sedum forms a handsome, clumping carpet of tiny, silver gray leaves. Plants will grow around rocks, and anchor into crevices. Leaves shade to bronze red in summer. June to August plants are covered in clusters of small white, star shaped flowers. Silver Frost sedum is an easy to grow, reliable, small-scale ground cover or edging plant for landscapes or containers. Plants prefer sunny, hot locations. Evergreen in mild winter areas. Winter hardy to zone 5.
How to Plant Sedum Seeds
Sow sedum seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 75-80° F., germination is in 10-30 days. Transplant sedum seedlings into the garden 10-14 inches apart, after all danger of frost.
Growing Sedum: Full or part sun. Plants tolerate heat and are drought tolerant once established. Will accept moderate water in well-drained soils, with average to low fertility. Sedum requires little or no maintenance and resists rabbits. Flowers attract butterflies.