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Sedum Genus

Stonecrop

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Sedum genus (Stonecrop). This genus contains about 400 species of succulent annuals, biennials, perennials, subshrubs and shrubs, which are carpet forming to upright. Lush whole leaves are produced and are tubular, lanceolate, egg-shaped or elliptical. The flowers are 5-petalled and appear in terminal sprays.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Deciduous, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Shrubs, Herbaceous or Succulents

Origin

China

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and borders. Foliage attracts bees and butterflies. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They will range from frost tender to fully frost hardy. They prefer to grow in fertile, porous soil, but can grow in most soil types. They will need full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate the perennials, the sub-shrubs and shrubs by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots or by division from spring to mid-summer. Or you can grow from seed sown in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails outdoors, under glass aphids, scale insects, mealy bugs and vine weevil.

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