Sedum sexangulare description
A real show-off! The foliage changes colour from orange to red in the winter, and then back to orange and then green in the summer when little yellow-orange flowers appear.
It forms a very low evergreen carpet.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, in a container, alpine bed or rock garden, or by a patio and it is very reliable in most soils, including heavy or clay ones provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
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Common name: Tasteless Stonecrop.
The best position in the garden:
Sun, semi shade or shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a plant bed.
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 5 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Purchase alpine plants from our online mail order plant nursery.