Sedum ewersii

sedum

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Outstanding Qualities

Sedum ewersii is an excellent groundcover plant, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. This variety forms a flat, dense mound of gray blue leaves. Clusters of pinkish red flowers appear in late summer into fall. It is well suited for the rock garden or edging in a dry border, also a good choice for containers. Sedum ewersii makes a good companion plant for Eryngium amethystinum 'Sapphire Blue.'

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: gold, orange, burgundy

Great Color Partners: blue, dark green, purple, silver

Culture Notes

This sedum is best grown in well-drained or sandy soil. The best flowering is in full sun, but it will tolerate light shade and still look good. Once established it is drought tolerant. Cut to the ground in fall.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 0 ft. 5 in. (0.12 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established