Sedum Spurium 'Summer Glory',SUCCULENT GROUND-COVER ! Perennial Stone-crop !
Sedum (Sedum Spurium Summer Glory) - This beautiful image of Sedum Summer Glory is from K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. Nursery in Ohio. Summer Glory is the perfect name for this lovely Sedum ground cover plant! Grow Sedum Summer Glory seeds for a very vigorous, creeping perennial ground cover with succulent leaves that are broad with toothed edges that develop a reddish tint in the fall. This Sedum Stonecrop grows only 4 - 6 inches in height, and it creates a low-growing mat that spreads wider than it grows in height. Summer Glory Sedum can spread 6 - 10 inches.
The foliage of this Sedum Spurium Stonecrop is wonderful, but the bright, star-like, dark pink colored blossoms which appear July through September steal the show. For optimum performance of this ground cover plant, grow it in full sun. As all Sedums require, Sedum Spurium must have soil that is well-drained, but it will grow in a wide range of soil types from poor to rich as long as the soil drains well. Grow this colorful, carefree, versatile ground cover plant for troublesome sites and even the deer will leave it alone. With its outstanding drought tolerance, Summer Glory Sedum is well-suited for a sunny rock garden or border.
Sedum has tiny seeds which should be mixed with finest sand or talcum for an even sowing. Sow Summer Glory Sedum seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost is expected. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix. Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow Sedum ground cover seeds on the surface. Press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover it. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate. Water from the underside of the pots or use a spray bottle and lightly mist the seeds. Established plants can be divided every 3 - 4 years for best performance. Image above from La Vie En Rose Gardens in France
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 4 - 6 inches
Width: 6 - 10 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall
Bloom Color: Dark pink
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
Materials: groundcover,Sedum rupestre,reflexed stonecrop,stone orpine,Prick madam,drought tolerant,Sedum,Sedum Hispanicum,Spanish Stonecrop,low growing,low maintenance,ground cover