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Growing Sedum

Growing Sedum

Sunsparkler Firecracker Sedum


Carefree, easy-to-grow perennials with succulent, waxy foliage in a number of different forms from creeping to upright. All are good for edging, containers, and rock gardens. Flowers attract butterflies. Hardy in zones 3 to 9. Plant after the last spring frost with the roots slightly deeper than in the pot. 


Low-maintenance, heat and drought-tolerant plants for full sun and well-drained soils. Very tough and adaptable. Also tolerates low fertility soils. 

Fertilizer Recommendations

Use low rates of Algoflash Flowering Plant 4-6-7 Liquid Fertilizer (51087), Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1 (51221), or Osmocote 14-14-14 (51173).

Alternative Products

Other drought-tolerant perennials include Butterfly Plant, Heliopsis, and Missouri Primrose (13320)

Complimentary Products

Sedum is a light feeder that benefits from occasional fertilization. Other perennials that attract butterflies include Aster, Dianthus, and Gaillardia.

Sedum Facts

Tough plants that are usually untroubled by problems. Sedum is sometimes called "live forever" due to its easy and carefree nature. 

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