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Sedum spathulifolium - 'Purpureum' (Stonecrop, Sedum)

Type Alpine, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching, Architectural Form
Size Ground Hugging / Creeping
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Red Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Sedum spathulifolium - Cultivation Notes

Sedum's are well suited to planting at the front of the bed as low ground cover where they will cope with the most demanding dry sheltered spot in full sun. Ideally they prefer a soil with low fertility that is well drained all year round, being well suited to exposed coastal situations and dry chalky soils. Propagate by cuttings or devision of clumps in late winter.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Sedum spathulifolium:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Sedum spathulifolium:

  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location

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View other alpines with red flowers, or alpines with red foliage

Common Missspellings: Seadum, Sedem, Sedam, Cidum, Sedim

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