Top Questions About Sedum Plants

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Questions About Sedum Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 3, 2011

Q. Tricolor Sedum

I have a tricolor sedum. It is in a pot indoors. How do I care for and fertilize it?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 3, 2011
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Sedums need very little care. In fact, most potted sedums are killed by over care rather than undercare. Really, all they need is proper watering. Water only when the soil is dry. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/sedum/sedums-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 23, 2011

Q. Autumn Joy Sedum

My autumn joy gets so big that it flops over. I’ve heard that you can prune it back in early July. How far back can you prune and does it recover nicely? I would like to keep them more compact.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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First, make sure that it gets plenty of sun to reduce the flopping. You can also pinch plants back to keep them compact and cut them back by half in May.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 20, 2011

Q. Ground Cover

I have a 12-inch perimeter around the bottom of our 24′ above ground pool and wanted to plant a fairly easy to maintain, thick ground cover in this area. I found some Chinese sedum at a local store and bought it. Now, before planting, I have a concern. The exposure says to plant in full sun. On the web I have found info indicating full sun to partial shade, so here is the issue. Some areas will only get full sun for about 4-5 hours of the day due to the shading of the pool walls. There is never partial sun, only full or no sun. Will this plant work for me in this environment or should I return it and try something else? Can you suggest an alternative if this plant won’t work?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 21, 2011
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The Chinese Sedum should do just fine.

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Asked by
Dolly on
June 6, 2011

Q. Ground Cover Plant – Name Unknown

It has small white flowers – leaves are oval, almost giving a furry white appearance.

Answered by
Heather on
June 9, 2011
Certified Expert
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Sounds like it might be a sedum. If you have a picture, send it back attached to this email and we can better identify it.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 18, 2011

Q. Cape Blanco Stonecrop

This recently planted groundcover looked great up until July, then it died back. Does this perennial die back and return next spring?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 19, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, they should. Here is more information on growing this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stonecrop/stonecrop-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 15, 2011

Q. Sedum

Should I cut off the flowers from my sedum plants? They have gotten so heavy they are falling over.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 15, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can, as it certainly wouldn't hurt the plant. Or you could wait until after the first frost and then cut the plant back to about a couple inches. Apply a fair amount of straw mulch to keep it well protected over winter. You can also choose to leave your sedum plants alone until spring (trimming back the same amount), allowing the foliage to provide the plant with winter protection.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 21, 2011

Q. Names of Tall Varieties of Sedums

Please suggest varieties of tall growing sedums which will do well on patios.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 22, 2011
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