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Sedum sieboldii Dragon

Stonecrop

Easy to grow

Makes a spreading mat of fleshy, bronzy-green leaves with tints of red, which is covered with small, star-shaped, ruby red flowers throughout summer.

Where?

Excellent groundcover for any sunny border, raised bed, rock or gravel garden. Also great in a container. Fabulous partnered with other sedums, sempervivums and ornamental grasses.

How?

Enjoys a well-drained soil and is easy to grow with little attention.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 15 cm - 20 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 45 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Light sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Patio container, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Gravel garden

Typically available

From June to September