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Sedum - 'Ruby Glow' (Ice Plant)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer late), Red Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Sedum Description

This mound forming herbaceous perennial is suited to a front of border planting, where its fleshy foliage and flowers can be appreciated. Clusters of tiny ruby red flowers appear in late summer, attracting insects. 25cm tall X 45cm

Sedum - 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:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • 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:

  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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

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