Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionAdd a carpet of coral to your landscape with Sedum album 'Coral Carpet'! Enjoy this sedum all-year-round with its color-changing evergreen foliage. Its tiny bead-like clustered cleaves start a distinctive coral color and grow to a crisp green. Come winter, this sedum develops a striking reddish-bronze color, making this sedum a multi-season spectacle. Wondering what to do with this low-growing favorite? This sedum looks stunning in rock gardens, planted between stepping stones and even containers, making it incredibly versatile and perfect for those who may have small spaces. No matter where you plant it, it will transform your landscape in an instant as it quickly forms a dense carpet of color-changing foliage.
Whether you have fertile, perfectly moist soil or dry, gravelly soil, this sedum will make itself at home as it's highly adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and environments. This sedum is forgiving of heat, humidity, and drought so that you can relax during hot months and the rest of the year, knowing this groundcover will almost take care of itself.DetailsBotanical name:Sedum album 'Coral Carpet' Common name: Sedum, stonecrop, gold moss stonecrop Zone: 3-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours) Soil type: Average, Sandy Soil moisture: Average, Dry Height x width: 3" x 12-18" Flower color: White Foliage color: Green, coral Bloom season: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Winter interest, suitable for slopes, heat tolerant, ground covers, drought tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, alpine and rock, container gardening, edging, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, massing, rock garden, slopes, small spacesHow To GrowSoil: Needs well-draining soil. Thrives even in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Light: Does best in full sun but appreciates some protection from harsh sun and heat exposure in very hot summer regions. Water: Medium to dry. Considered drought-tolerant once established. Overwatering will impair growth. Spacing: 1 - 2 ft. Fertilizing: On average, sedum seldom needed to be fertilized. A handful of all-purpose granular fertilizer sprinkled on the soil each spring is generally all that is needed for poorer soils. If growing in rich soil, it should only be fertilized every other year. Dry granular fertilizers must be watered into the soil. Winterizing: Does not need mulch in the winter. Remove the debris (such as the remains of showy sedums) from under and around your plants in the late fall and continue to remove any debris as it accumulates. Small animals and bugs may take home in accumulated debris during cold weather. Maintenance & Pruning: Can cut back in Autumn, after flowering. Divide in spring.
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Now that it has had a few weeks to settle in, it's really starting to look good and is even starting to spread. I love it.
H.F. (South Dakota)
Very nice plants.
Even though they arrived dry and no longer in there pots they perked up nicely and look great in my garden.
Ground Cover needed
I am so very pleased with this chosen ground cover. I planted it in my very own "Devils Triangle" a space between my house and garage where most intended plants die. Even though I planted it late in the season it has already doubled in size! I found a very small piece of it today in its plastic tray, still very green 4 weeks later, so I put it in the ground today!