Plant pick: Sedum sieboldii

  • Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 11:04pm
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What: Sedum sieboldii is an excellent ground cover, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil.

This variety, also known as October daphne sedum, forms a flat, dense mound of blue-green leaves.

Clusters of pink flowers appear in late summer.

Why plant it: It is well suited for the rock garden or edging in a dry border. It is also a good choice for containers.

Where: It grows best in moderately fertile to poor, well-drained soil in full to part sun. It is very drought tolerant once established.

How:It’s a great companion for Sapphire Blue sea holly or Storm Cloud agapanthus. It can be propagated by division or cuttings.

Actual size: This low-growing, deciduous perennial features round, succulent ¾-inch leaves.

It reaches about 4 inches tall and spreads to about 8 inches wide.

Learn more: See www.great plantpicks.org.

Source: Great Plant Picks