Sedum sieboldii (25) Bare Root Plants
Common name: Stonecrop-October Daphne.
Often described as having the most beautiful foliage and form of all sedums, this adorable little plant looks great all summer long and then really comes into its own in fall.
Sedum sieboldii is a low, spreading species that forms a rounded mound, sending out horizontal branches from the central crown. The ¾" round, blue-green leaves are borne in 3's around the stems and each leaf is narrowly outlined in deep pink. During the hot summer months, this pink edge intensifies. In early fall, bright pink, star-shaped flowers are borne in small clusters at the ends of the stems.
One of the most beautiful features of this perennial is its fall color. When sited properly, the foliage turns beautiful shades of pink, red, yellow, and orange. Often, the plant is still flowering when its fall coloring begins to appear.
This plant has a wide variety of uses in the home landscape. It can be used as a small-scale groundcover, as an edging, in rock gardens, or tucked into cracks in a rock wall. It also pairs well with other fall flowering perennials in containers. This plant is hardy in most parts of the US, from zones 3-9, so there truly is a place for it in everyone's garden!
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.
Divide sedum every 3-4 years to maintain its compact growth habit. Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also 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.
Height: 6.0-10.0 Inches
Spread: 12.0-18.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Variegated
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Fall
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Mass Planting