Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'
More About Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'
- Low, mat-like trailing habit
- Clusters of magenta-red, star-shaped flowers
- Dense mats of red-tinged, green foliage in the summer
- Leaves turn deep burgundy in the fall and are considered semi-evergreen
- In winter, old growth withers away to reveal new rosettes set for the following year
- Suitable for green roofs or living walls
- Bloom Time: Early to late summer
- Flower Height: 15 cm
- Foliage Height: 10 cm
Genus Overview: Sedum
Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Sedum are some of the most versitile perennials on the planet. Best grown in an average to dry, extremely well-drained soil, in full sun. They are valued for their ability to handle intense heat, and hardy enough to survive the harshest of winters, making them a perferred plant to use in xeriscaping. Most sedum can tolerate short periods of wet or shade, but note, sun and moisture levels directly effect the colour and growing habits of every sedum. Taller cultivars will benefit from pruning 6-8 weeks prior to bloom time (cut back to about 1/3) to encourage a sturdier, compact habit and prevent the heavy, flower clusters from flopping over.
Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils