Sedum mexicanum (Britton): A semi-hardy ground cover, likely from China, not Mexico.It is a lime green, upright variety that likes a bit more shade and water than most Sedum.It produces bright yellow flowers and makes an excellent choice for ground cover, retaining walls, and rock gardens. By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist. It is these thick leaves that allow sedums to store water and thrive in hot, dry locations. Start by preparing a pot or a seed tray with good quality soil. The sedum bed should be as dense as possible to help prevent weeds. Some are cold tolerant to zone 4, which covers most of the northern U.S. The newly placed sedum roots down through the coconut fiber and into the soil below. Plus, these pleasant little plants offer easy-care appeal and color. Succulent ground covers keep weeds down and add interest in hot sunny areas. Water young plants weekly but mature specimens can do without irrigation in all but the hottest summers. include many creeping varieties that provide low-maintenance ground cover in dry, poor quality soil where few other plants survive. The gardener lays the coir tiles on bare, loose soil, adds a thin layer of mulch, and waters well. The adaptable plants have a wide variety of uses in the landscape. 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There are new varieties that have leaves in shades of copper, dusky mauve, and dark purple. Some sedum varieties are semi-evergreen. Very few plants will accommodate long vacations like sedum and they will keep supplying their unique appeal for years. They like full sun but will tolerate some shade, and they generally require no watering at all except in periods of drought. With our brand new eBook, featuring our favorite DIY projects for the whole family, we really wanted to create a way to not only show our appreciation for the growing Gardening Know How community, but also unite our community to help every one of our neighbors in need during these unprecedented times. So, this holiday season, we created a giving campaign for two of our favorite non-profits who are working to help put food on the tables of hungry families across the U.S. and around the world. But there are also several varieties of low-growing sedum that are very good as ground covers in hot, dry areas of a landscape where turfgrass and other plants struggle to survive. The tall border varieties provide late-summer color with both flowers and foliage. Some of the low-growing ground cover species may have stems long enough, but that will vary species to species. The soil doesn’t need to be particularly fertile; in fact, sedums seem to do best in areas with low nutrient content. These creeping types of sedum also are fun plants to add to a container. They can be used as trailing plants in containers, tumbling over the edge with unconcerned glee. An outstanding surprise and contrast to the interesting leaves are the blooms. Ground cover sedum varieties like Dazzleberry Sedum, Firecracker Sedum, and October Daphne Sedum are often planted in rock gardens and boulder walls. It’s a truly stunning and very low maintenance alternative to a grass lawn. Creeping sedum varieties can be planted in a pot where you want the foliage to spill over the edge. You can cut tiles into any shape you want. With upright varieties, a single branch or even a leaf stuck into the ground will quickly root and become a new plant. While a little bit of care is required for baby plants, once they have been in site for a couple of months, these charming succulents can mostly be left alone. (Sedum) Its cherry red foliage intensifies thought the season and never fades. Costa Farms products are sold at many retailers, including Costco, Lowe's, and Home Depot, as well as at Amazon and other online retailers. Sedum 'Blue Spruce' The steel blue foliage and yellow flowers on this fast growing ground cover make it the perfect choice for those poor-soil conditions. There are both annual and perennial sedums, and all are fleshy succulents. Happy holidays from all of us at Gardening Know How. Creeping ground covers (Sedum) that produce clusters of star-shaped flowers. Also called stonecrop, sedum plants often feature evergreen foliage.