Sedum hispanicum L.
Sedum armenum, Sedum boissieri, Sedum glaucum, Sedum hungaricum, Sedum longibracteatum, Sedum orientale, Sedum pentapetalum, Sedum pseudohispanicum, Sedum sexfidum
Sedum hispanicum is a low-growing succulent with fleshy blue-green leaves. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. As the weather warms, the leaves turn to a blue-grey color. They have a soft feathery feel to them. Flowers are small, whitish-pink, and appear in clusters from late spring to summer.
USDA hardiness zone 5a to 10b: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedum, keep in mind that Sedum plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in but do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is normally enough to get the Sedum plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil. You can break off one of the stems for taller Sedum varieties and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily, and a new plant will be established in a season or two.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
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