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.
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
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6" X 15-18"
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Accent, Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Rock Garden, Slopes, Small Spaces, Under planting
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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.