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Friday, May 6, 2011
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Groundcovers

For many people today, a low maintenance, easy care garden is the next best thing to utopia. In many cases, Sedums are the answer. These succulent, xeriscape plants are easy to plant, require virtually no care and only the occasional watering. They are an excellent choice for rock gardens, garden walls and xeriscape gardens. So, with no further ado, here are four great groundcover sedums:

Sedum dasyphyllum 'Major'
Corsican Stonecrop
A classic evergreen perennial groundcover forms a low carpet of tiny round powdery blue-grey leaves, remaining evergreen in mild regions. clusters of white star flowers appear in early summer. A perfect choice for the rock garden, between stepping stones or in the crevices of dry walls. Best when planted in full sun.
Grows 2-4 inches in height and 8-12 inches in width. Hardy in USDA zones 5-9.



Sedum globosum 'Old Mans Bones'
This classic groundcover has almost round succulent foliage. Clusters of yellow star flowers appear in early summer. A perfect choice for the rock garden, between stepping stones or in the crevices of dry walls. Attracts butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. A herbaceous perennial hardy in USDA zones 3-9. Grows 2-4 inches tall and 8-12 inches wide. Best when grown in full sun, with only occasional watering



Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'
Golden Japanese Stonecrop
A groundcover sedum with brilliant solid golden-yellow foliage flushed with pink. A striking colour accent in rock gardens, rock walls, as a pathway filler or as a groundcover. Needs some protection from the hot afternoon sun. Herbaceous perennial. Grows up to 2 inches tall and 8-12 inches wide. Best when grown in the partial sun. Hardy in USDA zones 7-9



Sedum pachyclados
A clasic groundcover with almost round, succulent powder blue foliage. Clusters of pink flowers appear in early summer. A perfect choice for rock gardens, between stepping stones or in crevices of walls. Attracts butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Grows 2-4 inches in height and 8-12 inches wide. Best when grown in full sun. Hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

These sedums and many other groundcovers are available at Art's Nursery. Please feel free to visit or give us a call at 604.882.1201 for more information.


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