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Sedums – nursery, wholesale and retail

Sedums – nursery, wholesale and retail

What are sedums?

Sedum is the largest genus of the succulent family (Crassulaceae). Sedums can be found almost all over the world, but primarily in the Northern Hemisphere.

The perennial varieties, some of which are indigenous to our region, are popular rock plants. All Sedum species have a typical succulent leaf, a handy water reservoir during the summer. This is what makes them so suitable for green roofs.

Sedum characteristics

  • Height: Depending on the variety, sedums grow to a height of between 5 and 70 cm.
  • Exposition: Partial to full sun.
  • Flowering season: From May to July for summer-flowering varieties and from August to October for Autumn-flowering varieties.
  • Propagation: Sedum can be propagated by splitting or taking cuttings.
  • Traits: most low and summer-flowering varieties are evergreen. Autumn-flowering varieties lose their leaves in winter.

Cultivation and maintenance

Usage

The taller sedum varieties make wonderful border plants and are also suitable for bouquets and flower arranging. The low varieties make excellent rock plants and flourish in pots, tubs and planters. They are also ideal for edging flower beds.

Preparing the soil

Sedums can be planted in normal and sandy soils. Marshy ground is unsuitable. Sand, gravel or rubble can be mixed in, if necessary. Planting time

Sedums can be planted all year round, expect during heavy frosts. Water the plants in the summer.

Planting distance

The planting distance depends on the height of the sedums:

  • 10 - 20 cm apart for 5 - 10 cm-high sedums
  • 20 - 30 cm apart for 10 - 25 cm-high sedums
  • 30 - 40 cm apart for sedums taller than 25 cm

The planting distance can be doubled for fast-growing, low varieties.

Maintenance

Sedums require no special care. Every spring, work the surface of the soil and weed. Fertiliser can be worked into the soil in April to encourage growth and flowering. During the flowering period, remove faded flowers to keep the plant in optimal condition.

You can find an overview of the various sedum varieties in our range in our sedum catalogue.

A brief description of the plant and a clear photograph give you an impression of their use in the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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