Sedum 'Blue Spruce' Description
The steel blue foliage and yellow flowers on this fast growing ground cover make it the perfect choice for those poor-soil conditions.
Sedum Blue Spruce thrives on neglect and easily adapts to soils ranging from pure sand to solid clay.
Masses of bright yellow flowers stand atop the silvery blue foliage in late summer. Plants grow to 8" tall and can spread to form a colorful low-growing mat to 20" across.
Perfect for edging a driveway where the temperatures can top 100F. Colorful companion to plant among fragrant coneflowers, long-blooming KnockOut roses, and flowering shrubs.
Plant in normal to sandy soil with excellent drainage. Easy to grow with low moisture requirements. Sedums tolerate heat and humidity without any effort on their part. A show-stopping, sun perennial that will add interest all season long. Even the spent flowers heads have tremendous winter effect.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Variegated, Winter interest
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- Botanical name:
Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce'
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Sun, Part shade
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- Height x width:
8" X 20"
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Accent, Border, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Specimen
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Soil: Average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Needs sharp soil drainage to perform well. Prefers moist soils with good drainage.
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. Over watering will impair growth.
Spacing: 1 - 2 ft.
Fertilizing: On average soil, seldom needs fertilizer. 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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