Botanical Name: Sedum spurium
Height: 3-8 inches
Spacing: 12-18 inches
Depth: Place in a hole 2 times as wide and deep as the pot; plant top of root ball at soil surface.
Spread: 12-15 inches, forming a dense mat
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade
Foliage: Small, succulent leaves become orange-red in autumn
Blooms: Late summer for 3-4 weeks
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Flower Form: Small, up to 1/2" across stars held in small clusters.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained
Growth Rate: Slow while establishing; rapid thereafter
Seed Count: Excellent, fast growing ground-cover with brilliant red flowers in late summer and brightly colored foliage. It quickly forms a dense mat. In mild climates the foliage is evergreen so the orange-red color provides a good winter display. Tolerant of dry infertile soils. Useful for covering difficult places and for providing erosion control on banks. This is a superior form of the popular Red Carpet Sedum. The more sun it gets the more intense the color of the flowers and foliage.
Pruning: None. Requires little if any maintenance.
Comments: Foliage is needle-like and has a vibrant orange/red color which intensifies in the cold; evergreen in mild climates. Flowers are small, up to 1/2 inch stars held in small clusters and are not fragrant. Fibrous root system. Mulch lightly after the first freeze in the fall. No pruning necessary. Quickly forms a dense mat. Tolerant of dry, infertile soils and is useful for covering difficult places and will provide erosion control on banks. The more sun it gets, the more intense the color of the flowers and foliage.
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