Thursday, July 25
5 p.m - 7 p.m.

University of Kentucky Demonstration and Trial Garden
3600 Coleman Road, Paducah, KY

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Practically Carefree Garden

Sedum Mix

What plant can: be as short as two inches but as tall as two feet? have foliage that is purple, bright gold, variegated, silvery blue or blue-green? thrive in full sun or partial shade? produce flowers that are pink, white, yellow, ruby purple or pinkish purple? The perennial SEDUM, of course. 

Sedum Hypertufa Crop

Sedum is the Humpty Dumpty of the plant world because it is often seen growing on rocks and walls. But don’t underestimate its versatility in the landscape. Sedum’s succulent foliage is topped by starry flowers in late summer and fall.

Sedum Box Crop
Low-growing types are perfect for rock gardens, but taller varieties thrive in perennial borders and add an unexpected touch to floral arrangements. Commonly known as stonecrop, its only demand seems to be well-drained soil.

What are sedum’s virtues? It’s low maintenance; practically carefree; makes a good cut flower; attracts butterflies; sports unusual foliage; and tolerates dry soil. 


Learn the different varieties and uses of sedum from Master Gardener Carol Ullerich at Twilight in the Garden on July 25 at the Demo Garden from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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