Sedum album Coral Carpet description
The foliage takes on an amazing coral colour through the cold weather and then goes to green in the summer when little white flowers appear. The picture shows it half way through it’s coral to green phase.
It forms a very low evergreen carpet.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, hanging over a wall, by a patio, in a container, or alpine bed or rock garden.
Excellent for planting in pathways and paving and it is trouble-free in most soils, including heavy or clay ones, provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
Common name: Coral Carpet White Stonecrop.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a plant border.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 7 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Buy alpines, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.