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Sedum rupestre

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Sedum rupestre - Cultivation Notes

This alpine Sedum is well suited to planting at the front of the border or in a container where it will cope with the most demanding dry soils in full sun. Ideally they prefer a soil with low fertility that is well drained all year round, being well suited to planting in gravel beds among other low alpine plants.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Sedum rupestre:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Sedum rupestre

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Sedum rupestre:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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