Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Stonecrop ( Sedum stonecrop )




Stonecrop May 2010

Stonecrop May 2010

There are over 400 species of sedum. These are succulent perennials and annuals and I purchased them as filler in the water wise bee and butterfly garden. They work best as borders or between stones. They do not do so well as a ground cover for a large area.

Rapid growers 3″-8″ tall, prune after flowering to keep them from getting leggy.

Full sun to light shade.

Good soil, well drained, they will rot if left sitting in water.

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Problems:
Stem and root root – leaves and stems darken and shrivel, leaves drop, lower stems may be covered in white strands which develop brown pellets. Cause is wet soil, improve drainage.

Did not survive the extreme heat and drought of the summer of 2011