to be happy. Deservedly popular, Sedum reflexum (Blue Spruce Stonecrop) is a low growing, mat-forming, evergreen perennial adorned with blue-green needle-like leaves, arranged around the lax stems like spruce needles. Planted sedum angelina last spring, and sedum blue spruce in August. I have read this put up and if I may just I wish to suggest you As in this photo, it is used as an edging for a berm area to help keep the soil and water in place. Height: 6-8 in Width: 8-12 in Bumblebees and butterflies visit the yellow star-shaped flowers of ‘Blue Spruce’ in the summer. Beneficial insects, Does not attract Sedum reflexum is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. This is a rapid spreader that I use as edging in a few different locales. Very easy to grow from cuttings at any time of the year. In early summer, they carry yellow flowers high above the foliage for many weeks. Foliage - very green, leafy ... Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce' Sedum reflexum is a hardy, mat-forming alpine plant native to the UK and other parts of Europe. Birds, Attractive to Succulent Inspiration, Plants & Handmade Planters. Drought tolerant. Your email address will not be published. Small yellow star-shaped flowers emerge in summer. For best results, grow Sedum reflexum in full sun in well-drained soil. Full sun, low moisture. Yellow flowers accent the foliage in early summer. Other Names: Sedum reflexum. Provide very well-drained soil adding gravel if necessary to improve drainage. Positive: On May 20, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote: This is a very prolific and healthy sedum in my zone 5 garden. Sedum reflexum is a hardy, mat-forming alpine plant native to the UK and other parts of Europe. (=Sedum rupestre) A vigorous species of Stonecrop, excellent as a groundcover or lawn substitute in hot, sunny areas. 'Blue Spruce' is a low growing cultivar with bluish foliage and conifer-like leaves. Although lovely, sedums are often taken for granted in the garden, partly because they dont bloom until the fall, but also because they require so little care from the gardener. A fast-growing plant, it makes a good lawn alternative, providing dense, albeit less robust ground cover. This perennial colors best in full sun but potentially can bleach out during the hottest times of summer in the Midwest. Sedum plants come in a wide variety of heights, colors, and forms. For an especially hard-working and pretty Sedum, look no further than Blue Spruce Stonecrop (Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce'). Sedum ellacombianum Photo credit: Jelitto. It grows very quickly, and under ideal conditions can become invasive if left unchecked for an extended period of time. That said, my Sedum 'Blue Spruce' set seed everywhere in a semp bed that I … It’s not too late to plant this fall! by J.E. Klett and R.A. Cox * (1/18). Robust, low maintenance and easy to establish. Its stiff, horizontal branches produce bluish-green, rigid needles that create a dense, cone-shaped canopy. Plants in the genus Sedum are commonly called stonecrops because they are typically found in the wild growing on rocky or stony areas. They are evergreen in mild-winter areas. Sedum 'Blue Spruce' Credit: Peter Krumhardt. Rare Echeveria Compressicaulis - Leaf Cutting, Echeveria 'Duchess of Nuremberg' - Leaf Cutting, Aeonium Haworthii Pinwheel - Small Rooted Plant. Blue Spruce Stonecrop is smothered in stunning gold star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. I grow many cultivars including the common 'Autumn Joy', 'Brilliant', 'Blue Spruce' sedum, 'Acre', 'Matrona', the new cultivar 'Autumn Flame', and probably about half a dozen more; names unknown to me. A beautiful addition to containers, rock gardens, and alpine gardens. Likewise, how do you care for a blue spruce sedum? Evergreen in mild winter regions. Sustainable Practices Plant Health Care Water Conservation Case Study: Water and Fertilizer Invasive Species Responsibility. Will trail over walls and the edges of pots in container gardens and head planters. The thick leaves of these succulent plants are able to withstand both drought … From the team at Gardeners' World Magazine. A dense mat of conifer-like blue foliage forms a tight, weed resistant ground cover in any sunny location. In the summer months it produces lemon yellow flowers that are attractive to pollinating insects. Will trail over walls and the edges of pots in container gardens and head planters. "Blue Spruce" is a variety of Sedum reflexum named for its small, succulent leaves, which look much like the needles of a blue spruce tree. There is at least one species hardy to each USDA Hardiness Zone. Sedum ellacombianum. Plants that are low-growing (generally less than 12 inches) and spread easily are suitable as ground cover plants. 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