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Sedum
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Plant Type: Perennials

In late summer, 5-7 inch flower heads bear bright red buds which open to light pink blossoms.  'Maestro' is the perfect size for containers or the middle of the flower border.
Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.

Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Blue

Plant Spread

24-30 in.

Good Companions

Perovskia 'Filigran', Ornamental Grass, Hardy Mammoth Mums, Cushion Spurge

Plant Height

24-30 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Container, Cut flower, Dried flower or seed heads, Drought tolerant, Mass Plant, Salt tolerant, Easy to grow

Bloom Time

Late summer, early fall

Critter Resistance

Rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests