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Dragon's Blood Sedum

SKU: AM014040
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Overview
Create a charismatic carpet of changing colors with 'Dragon's Blood' Sedum. Growing only 4 to 6 inches tall, the succulent green leaves are edged in dark cranberry and covered with vivid red, starry flowers in late summer. Foliage turns crimson with the arrival of cool weather. 'Dragon's Blood' makes an excellent groundcover owing to its spreading habit and tolerance of dry soils. (Sedum spurium)
key features
Botanical Name
Sedum spurium Dragon's Blood
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to mid fall

Description

This Sedum is a star in the front of the garden. It forms a short, attractive mat of foliage only about 4-6" tall, and when it blooms, you have a carpet of sparkling purple. A tough plant, great for mid and late season color.

About the Sedums: These perennial plants enjoy gritty, fast-draining soil, and must have full hot sun. They're really desert plants, so give them sharp drainage. (Sedums are often called Succulents, due to their thickened moisture-retentive leaves, and yes, the short ones include the famous Hen and Chicks from grandmothers garden.)

Once Sedums are established, you've assured yourself of loads of perennial interest for the later months when most garden flowers are gone.