Dragon's Blood Stonecrop,( Sedum spurium) SUCCULENT GROUNDCOVER,
Versatile ground cover for rock gardens, planting in rock walls, around stones, green roofs, flower beds, or containers
Sedum (Spurium Coccineum) - Grow Sedum Dragon's Blood seeds for an easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial ground cover which can be grown in a container or used in mass plantings. Sedum ground cover plants are exceptionally tolerant of heat and drought and also tolerate to cold and humidity.
Red stonecrop Sedum is a fast growing ground cover with brilliant red flowers in late summer. It is a succulent with needle-like leaves that turn an orange-red color in fall. Red stonecrop ground cover creates a dense mat 3 - 5 inches tall that spreads quickly within contained regions. You don't have to worry about it spreading to unwanted areas outside of where you want Sedum ground cover plants
The Sedum Dragon's Blood plant will tolerate poor, dry soil. Low growing Sedum is used for containers, borders, edging and as a dense spreading ground cover plant. Perennial Sedum plants are great in rock gardens as they will grow in shallow, poor soil and perform well. The Sedum Dragon's Blood plant is easy to remove by simply pulling it out as it is shallow rooted.
Sedum Dragon's Blood seeds can be sown indoors or directly outdoors. Indoor sowing can be done 6 - 8 weeks before last frost date. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix. Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow 5 - 7 Sedum ground cover seeds per container. The Sedum seeds are exceptionally small, so only press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover the seed. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate. For outdoor sowing, wait until garden soil temperatures are 70F. Select a site with well-draining soil. If necessary amend soil organic matter. Loosen the top 1 - 2 inches of soil, remove any weeds, and gently broadcast the Sedum Dragon's Blood seeds over the soil. Lightly press the seeds into the soil, and keep the seed continuously moist until germination.
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 4 - 6 inches
Width: 6 - 10 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall
Bloom Color: Crimson red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Sedum Spurium
Temperature: 68 - 72F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: 1000 seeds covers approximately 20 square feet
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches
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