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Sedums: A Sunny Groundcover Solution

Sedums: A Sunny Ground Cover Solution Is your landscape afflicted with poor, low-quality soil? Areas of scorching sun? A problematic bank or steep drop? Sedums can be the answer! Why You Will Love Sedums There is no reason any area of your landscape should go bare when there are so many spreading sedums that thrive under what would otherwise be adverse conditions. Easy-to-grow, sedums are available in a wide variety of leaf textures and heights to fit even awkward corners, narrow terraces or thin alleyways. Low-growing sedums not only act as a great ground cover for problem areas but also work well in unusual landscape designs such as rock gardens or on green roofs. Taller sedums look great when planted with ornamental grasses and easy perennials such as cone flowers and black-eyed-susans. The thick, lush succulent can have any shade of green, gold, purple, red and even blue leaves, adding stunning color to your yard. Variegated foliage varieties add visual interest even when the plant is not blooming, ensuring a beautiful plant for a much longer season. Once established, sedum varieties require very little care and do well even if neglected. Our Favorite Sedums Because sedums come in a variety of sizes, be sure to choose a plant with a mature size that will match your landscaping space. In addition to considering the plant’s horizontal spread, also consider its height to get the full visual impact of these great landscape additions. The best tall sedums include…
  • Autumn Joy – 2’ tall with pink flowers
  • Autumn Fire – 2’ tall with rose flowers that mature to a deeper coppery red
  • Carl – 2’ tall with magenta flowers that bloom in late summer
For smaller spaces when a low-growing plant is needed, consider these low-growing sedums…
  • Angelina – needle-like, yellowish-peach foliage with yellow flowers
  • Bronze Carpet – green foliage tinged white and pink and featuring red flowers
  • Dragon’s Blood – dramatic bronze-red foliage with deep pink flowers
  • John Creech – scalloped green foliage with pink flowers
  • Coral Carpet – white flower with needle-like foliage
  • Lime Zinger Stonecrop – lime-green leaves with a tinge of red, hot pink flowers
  • Fuldaglut Stonecrop – 3-4″ tall green foliage with red summer blooms
  • Dazzleberry Stonecrop – raspberry colored flowers over smoky blue-gray foliage
       
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