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Sedum ellacombianum
  • Sedum ellacombianum is a top rated ground cover for sunny spots of the garden
  • Sedum ellacombianum fills in fast and stays attractive throughout the season
  • Sedum ellacombianum is a fast growing Sedum for small to large areas
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Sedum ellacombianum

Drought proof, Sedum for hard to grow areas!
Item: #SEDEL1Q
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $8.99
  • Easy care drought tolerant ground cover
  • Zone 3 hardy perennial
  • Flourishes in poor soil
  • Thrives in heat and humidity
  • Fast spreading up to 18 inches wide
  • Good for large areas
  • In one quart pot
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Sedum ellacombianum Description

This best-selling perennial is the #1 choice groundcover by professional landscapers! Sedum ellacombianum is a virtual maintenance free drought proof ground cover that will add distinction and beauty to your garden design.

This Sedum forms an attractive mound of vibrant green leaves that stay attractive 3 seasons of the year.  Even in fall the foliage takes on a soft pinkish hue.

Early summer give way to hundreds of cheerful yellow flowers that smother the foliage.

Sedums seldom need watering. They thrive in sandy and even rocky soils. Their only requirement is good drainage. 

This drought tolerant ground cover has so many uses from containers, planted here and there in walkways, between cracks in stone walls.

Pair with Coneflowers or Ornamental Grasses. Space 15-18 in apart in a sunny area.

Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cut Flowers, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Sedum ellacombianum
  • Common Name:
    Stonecrop
  • Zone:3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun, Part Shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x Width:
    6" X 15-18"
  • Flower Color:
    Yellow
  • Foliage Color:
    Green
  • Bloom Season:
    Early Summer
  • Uses:
    Accent, Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Rock Garden, Slopes, Small Spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #: None

PLANTING GUIDE

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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