The Sedum genus contains hardy perennial leaf succulents that range in height from 5 to 60 cm (2 to 24 inches).
Their size and their trailing nature makes them ideal for many purpose in the garden, such as in rock gardens, gaps in walls, and for edging.
There are many species in the Sedum genus so blooming time varies from the start of summer to early autumn.
Flowers are usually star-shaped and white, pink or yellow. Some common names for Sedum include Autumn joy stonecrop, Gold Moss, Worm Grass, Wall pepper, Ice Plant, Orpine, and Stonecrop. Specific information on growing Two-row stonecrop / Sedum spurium.
Sedum divergens by brewbooks.
It is probably easiest to start Sedum genus members off in the spring. Sow Sedum seeds in pots, put in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for three weeks. The pots should then be sank into the ground in a shady part of the garden and covered with glass. It should take from one to four weeks for the seeds to germinate. Transplant the young seedlings at a distance of 15 cm (6 inches; small Sedum varieties), 30 cm (12 inches; medium) or 60 cm (2 feet; large Sedum species) apart. Sedum should be grown in a sunny part of the garden that has good drainage, and a moist slightly acidic (pH 5.5 to 7) soil.
Ghost Plant Sedum by gilintx.
It is very easy to care for Sedum species such as Gold Moss, Stonecrop, and Worm grass. They should be watered regularly to keep moist, but do not allow the soil to become drenched. At the end of the season, in the autumn, cut back to ground level.
If you require more plants then propagate by either taking cuttings in the summer, or dividing the plants in the spring or autumn.
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