Sedum takesimensis 'Golden Carpet'
More About Sedum takesimensis 'Golden Carpet'
- AKA Phediumus takesimensis 'Golden Carpet'
- Green basal rosettes persist throughout the winter months.
- In mild winters, or in protected spots, the plant may retain its foliage nearly until spring
- Dense, mounding form that fills in quickly
- Lemon-yellow blooms
- Bloom Time: Early spring
Stonecrop Growing and Maintenance Tips
This species is remarkably similar in appearance to the well-known green roof star, Sedum kamtschaticum, having nearly identical foliage, flower colour, bloom time, and drought tolerance. However, it holds its leaves much later into the winter season, dropping them very late, and new leaves emerge much earlier than S. kamtschaticum. A good choice for green roofs where rapid coverage is important, this is a hardy and dependable green roof plant and can also be used for planting on a wall.
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.