Sedum kamtschaticum Seeds, (Russian Stonecrop ) succulent groundcover,Perennial
Russian Stonecrop Seeds,Sedum kamtschaticum 'Takahira Dake' , Attracts Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Showy Seed Heads,Groundcover
This tough, drought-tolerant species has glossy deep green leaves and, in early summer, half-inch golden yellow flowers that open from pink buds. It grows to about 6 inches tall and a little wider and makes a good groundcover.
Sedum (Sedum Kamtschaticum) - Also known as Russian Stonecrop this perennial ground cover plant is an attractive semi-evergreen. It is easily grown from Sedum Kamtschaticum seeds, and once established, it has glossy, deep green leaves that are toothed, and it grows in a mounding habit. In early summer Russian Stonecrop Sedum has half-inch golden yellow, star-shaped flowers that open from pink buds. The flowers are long-lasting and attract bees and butterflies. The Kamtschaticum Stonecrop ground cover plant is extremely drought tolerant and performs in either full sun or partial shade. It's an extremely low-maintenance plant and will always look its best.
Sedum has tiny seeds which should be mixed with fine sand for an even sowing. Sow Sedum ground cover 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 seeds on the surface. Press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover it. Keep the Stonecrop 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. Plant the Sedum seedlings outdoors once sufficient growth has been made. Established plants can be divided every 3 - 4 years for best performance.
Sedum is perfect for edging, container plantings, stepping stones, rock gardens, and as a mass planting flowering ground cover. Deer generally stay away from Sedum ground cover, but butterflies love it. make great additions to rock and rooftop gardens. An excellent choice for blue foliage and year-round interest.
If you’re looking for a beautiful plant that thrives with virtual neglect, a creeping sedum just might fit the bill. Sedums strut their stuff where many other plants dare not venture. They make themselves at home, for example, in the cracks of a garden wall or walkway, on roofs or the tops of gently sloping birdhouses, or even under massive trees where enormous roots monopolize most of the soil’s moisture. They also perform well in rock gardens, borders, and containers. Creeping Sedums, also known as stonecrops
A few ways to use creeping sedums
USES : Plant in rock gardens, walls, pathway niches, and containers; as edging for borders; or in sweeps on hillsides.
Sturdy sedums make attractive mainstays. I use masses of sedums in an area of my rock garden to create the illusion of a waterfall.You can combine a variety of sedums, such as yellow-flowered Sedum sexangulare (foreground, first photo below), S. grisebachii (middle ground), and white-flowered S. album (background). They work especially well in an area that is viewed from above.
These low-care, all-season plants are perfect for pots. Since creeping sedums overwinter well in pots, you won’t have to lug the containers inside for the winter. And their tolerance of drought means you won’t have to find someone to water them while you are on vacation. Plant sedums, such as yellow-flowered S. sexangulare, with other succulents like hens and chicks (Sempervivum spp. and cvs., Zones 4–10, second photo, below) or use them as underplantings.
Cracks and crevices
Soften the hard edges of rock walls or stepping stones. Sedums, such as S. spurium ‘Fuldaglut’, grow with almost no soil within crevices of a stone wall or between stepping stones (third photo, below). Use established small seedlings, also known as plugs, and mix in a bit of fine gravel and soil.
Tame a tough site with a patchwork of sedums. Perhaps you have an area that has always defied both mowing and gardening, such as a slope with compacted soil. It could be an ideal spot to interweave patches of color and texture using creeping sedums such as pink-flowering S. spurium ‘John Creech’ and others. The “quilt” will change three times a year as the sedums display their early-season foliage colors, then flowers, and finally winter foliage in different shades.
Sowing directly into small pots is recommended. Use seed spoons if you have them or mix the fine seeds with fine sand to aid even distribution. Fill pots with an acid-free, free-draining soil seed compost. Tap the pot to settle the compost, but do not firm the mixture down. Stand the pots in water, moisten thoroughly and drain. Seeds should be scattered very lightly over the surface. Sedums require light for germination. Cover seed lightly with vermiculite after sowing. If possible, place in a propagator otherwise, secure a polythene bag around the pot or cover the container with glass or and place in a warm place. Keep soil slightly moist but not wet. Some people stand the containers on a tray of damp sand, so that they do not dry out. The seeds germinate best at temperatures of 18 to 22°C (65 to 72°F). Most seedlings appear within 14 to 21 days. Be careful to keep the top of the compost damp but not wet. As soon as the first seeds have germinated, remove the plastic or raise the lid slightly to permit circulation of air. Six to eight weeks after sowing transplant or thin out to 1 to 3 plants into a 9 to 10 cm pot or about 3 to 5 plants into an 11 to 15 cm pot. Avoid very large pots, because the substrate in pots that are too large will be permanently wet and wetness can cause growth inhibition and a poor root developmen