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Sedum spurium 'Summer Glory'

 Sedum spurium 'Summer Glory' (Stonecrop)
Sedum 'Summer Glory'
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Common Name: “Stonecrop”

(Stonecrop) Drought tolerant and easy to grow, Sedum spurium ‘Summer Glory’ forms a habit that is similar to ‘Fulda Glow’ and will grow quickly to establish a solid mat of foliage. ‘Summer Glory’ produces bright carmine pink flowers from midsummer into early fall atop small, succulent, green toothed leaves that develop reddish edges during the cool fall months.

Flower Color: Deep Pink / Rose
Height: 4-6 Inches     Spread: 1-2 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 3-9  
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Stonecrop Growing Tips:

Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade. Divide sedum every 3-4 years to maintain its compact growth habit. Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.

'Summer Glory' Characteristics & Attributes

Sun Exposure
  • Full Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Dry
  • Moderate
Attributes
  • Cut Flower or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
Nature Attraction
  • Butterfly
Critter Resistance
  • Rabbit
Season of Interest (Flowering)
  • Late Summer
  • Fall
Design Use
  • Container
  • Massing
  • Border
  • Ground Cover

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