Sedums stonecrop

January 20, 2015

    1. Sedum; September Surprise; June Blossoms; yellow blossoms;
    2. Dragon’s Blood Sedum,  “Spruced Up Welcome Garden“, Gift to the Street; “Lilac Lane”; “Tara’s Island
    3. Sedum rupestre Stonecrop Blue Spruce Pink Potential
    4. Angelina sedum rupestre, Sedum reflexum See Heritage Perennials plant identifier
    5. Variegrated sedum
    6. Dragon’s Blood Sedum
    7. ‘Autumn Joy’ gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM), “Spruced Up Welcome Garden.” ‘Autumn Joy’ is part of the Sedum Herbstfreude Group.

According to Heritage Perennials,

“… a ‘Herbstfreude’. The border varieties of Stonecrop are a dependable choice for the late summer and fall garden, offering foliage interest earlier in the season, then a colourful display of flowers in the fall. Autumn Joy is by far the most popular of these, a familiar sight when it begins to produce green broccoli-like buds in mid-summer, which gradually open into enormous dusty-pink flower heads, finally deepening to rich bronzy-red. Even the dead flower heads have good winter effect. In rich soils, plants may be pinched in June to prevent floppiness. A classic perennial!” Heritage Perennials

According to Wikipedia

“Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. The genus has been described as containing up to 600 species [2] of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. The plants have water-storing leaves. The flowers usually have five petals, seldom four or six. There are typically twice as many stamens as petals. A number of species, formerly classified as Sedum, are now a separate genus Hylotelephium.

Well known European Sedums are Sedum acre, Sedum album, Sedum dasyphyllum, Sedum reflexum (also known as Sedum rupestre) and Sedum hispanicum… Numerous hybrid cultivars have been developed, of which the following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit:’Herbstfreude’ (‘Autumn Joy’), ‘Bertram Anderson’, ‘Matrona’, ‘Ruby Glow’.”

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