Sedum spurium, S. nevii, S. telephium, S. kamtschaticum ellacombianun, S. fosterianum, S. ussuriense
TURKISH DELIGHT SedumSedum ussuriense
Thick, rounded leaves are deep chocolatey purple, with clusters of bright burgundy, star-shaped flowers in late summer through fall. Impressive in rock gardens, containers, and as a small-scale ground cover. Dwarf, 8 to 12 inch tall plants spread to 12 to 16 inches across. Leaf color is most intense in full sun.
A low, dense, branching ground cover with intense bronze-red leaves which forms carpets of neon rose flowers from June to August. A great plant for edging, or as an accent in the rock garden, and is an outstanding evergreen, durable, drought tolerant ground cover. Foliage grows to 3 inches high; plants are 6 inches high when in bloom. Flowers 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 showy bright rose, ¾ inch flowers cover the evergreen, 2-6 inch tall, 2 foot wide plants. Fast growing; started early forms dense, flowering ground cover the first season. Does not like wet, humid summers. Otherwise Red Carpet sedum is widely adapted. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SELSIE RUSSIAN STONECROPSedumSedum kamtschaticum ellacombianun
Featuring scalloped lime-green foliage and brilliant yellow star-shaped flowers, Selsie sedum is an attractive, low growing, 4-6 inch evergreen perennial that flowers from May to August. It is excellent massed as a small scale ground cover, or use it in rock gardens or to edge paths. Winter hardy to zone 3. Selsie sedum grows nicely with Table Mountain hardy ice plant.
ROCK GARDEN BLEND SedumSedum species
A formula mix of many attractive, low-growing sedum varieties, representing a wide range of leaf types and flower colors. Tough, easy to grow, plants for pots, rock gardens, roof gardens or unusual and showy ground cover. Winter hardy to zone 6; some species in this mix are winter hardy to zone 4. Rock Garden Blend includes these Sedum species: album, forsterianum, hybridum, floriferum, ellacombianum, selskianum, pulchellum, reflexum, montanum, sexangulare, acre, and spurium.
EMPEROR'S WAVES SedumSedum telephium
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. Beautiful plants for sunny borders or patio containers. Winter hardy to zone 4. Emperor's Waves sedum grows nicely with gold and mahogany-brown coreopsis, an improved classic echinacea, and dwarf lavender.
ORACLE SedumSedum fosterianum
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 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. Plants form handsome, clumping carpets of tiny silver gray leaves. Will grow around rocks, and anchor into crevices. June to August plants are covered in clusters of small white, star shaped flowers. Leaves shade bronze red in summer. An easy to grow, reliable small scale ground cover or edging plant for landscapes or containers. Prefers sunny, hot locations. Evergreen in mild winter areas. Winter hardy to zone 5.
How to Plant Sedum Seeds
Sow 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 into the garden after all danger of frost 10-14 inches apart.
Growing Sedum: Full or part sun. Tolerates heat. Drought tolerant once established, will accept moderate water in well-drained soils with average to low fertility. Little or no maintenance required. Resists rabbits. Attracts butterflies.