|'Sea Gold' Sedum rupestre|
Sedums seem to be taking over the plant world and for good reason - these small but tough succulent plants are well suited to the growing conditions of rock gardens, green walls, dry harsh environments and green roofs. They can survive with very little water (in the first year they will need extra watering during a dry period). And many have small but numerous flowers which are amazingly eye catching.
Today low growing sedum varieties are more available than ever thanks to the popularity of green roofs. There are companies that sell Sedum Mats which I think are a great way to install a sedum garden. Just unroll the mat and there you go!
I like to use creeping sedum in the rock gardens that I create - the first year they may look like little clumps but they spread within a year to create a solid cover even on rock outcrops...Sedum 'Angelina' is a fave.
I also like the Sunsparkler sedums. I wrote a post about them. Click here for that post.
|Sun Sparkler 'Cherry Tart' Sedum|
|Sedum acre 'Aureum'|
|Sedum album 'Coral Carpet'|
|Sedum Borschii Sport|
|Sedum Fosterianum 'Oracle'|
|Sedum Kamtschaticum Variegatum|
|Sedum Reflexum 'Sea Gold'|
Once you get hooked on sedums and their ease of growth and their unbelievable variety you will never look back...Sedum-mania is on!