Creeping Sedum (Sedum spurium) is an attractive ground cover that grows quickly in a variety of conditions and spreads, even in difficult areas, where few plants grow. Most creeping sedum varieties are robust enough to tolerate the cold temperatures of the U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 3, while some slightly softer varieties for cultivation in Zone 4 or 5.
When the plants Creeping Sedum
Creeping Sedum is a perennial that is not picky and can be planted almost any time of the year, except in winter. Spring is the ideal time, as spring planting time for the roots offering before the hot days of summer to establish. Sedum tolerates early fall planting and for a similar reason – founded the plant before the first frost. Summer plantings less desirable. If you plant sedum in the summer, plants in the morning on a cool, cloudy day.
Planting Creeping Sedum
Spade the soil to a depth of 10 to 12 inches in preparation for the planting of creeping sedum. If you are Sedum plants in the spring, after the soil dries enough to maintain easily be edited. Spread 3 to 4 inches of organic matter such as compost or manure on the ground, and then use a pitchfork or shovel to mix the organic matter into the soil thoroughly. While creeping sedum requires no fertilizer, organic matter improves soil drainage and quality. Read the label on the nursery tag determine planting distance. Usually small varieties are planted 6 to 8 inches apart, while large species need up. Around 24 inches of space between the plants
Propagating Creeping Sedum
Although plant seedlings from a nursery or garden center an opportunity to become established quickly Sedum Sedum is easily propagated from existing plants, either by division or cuttings. To share creeping sedum dig a whole plant and divide the plant into smaller sections. The best way to share large systems is to use a sharp shovel or trowel to remove a section from the side of the plant. The key is to dig deep, to avoid damaging the roots more than necessary. Propagated by stem cutting, cut a 3 – to 5-inch length of stem. Plant the stem cutting directly easily into the soil, then keep the soil moist until the cutting attachment roots. Alternatively, plant the cutting in a pot filled with sand or commercial potting mixture. Plant the creeping sedum outdoors, if it takes root cutting.
Creeping Sedum is one of the easiest plants to grow, require virtually no maintenance once established. Sedum rarely requires additional watering and although it is not mandatory, creeping sedum. Profits of about one inch of water per week during the long periods of hot, dry weather A 2 – to 3-inch layer of compost or mulch keeps weeds at bay and prevents moisture evaporation. Keep the plant compact and tidy by trimming with a trimmer or garden pruners after the first frost in the fall. Creeping Sedum clipped securely to 2 to 3 inches off the ground and is quickly back in the spring.