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Dragon's Blood Sedum

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Dragon's Blood Sedum - 2'' pot

Introducing Dragon's Blood Sedum (Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'), a captivating ground cover that brings fiery color and unique texture to any garden. This hardy, low-growing succulent is renowned for its vibrant red foliage and clusters of star-shaped flowers, making it the perfect choice for giving visual interest to your landscape. Easy to grow and care for, Dragon's Blood Sedum is ideal for gardeners of all skill levels.

Key Features of the Dragon's blood sedum:

  • Striking Foliage: Dragon's Blood Sedum features stunning, deep red leaves that intensify in color during cooler months, providing year-round interest. In summer, the foliage takes on a green hue with reddish edges, adding dynamic color variation to your garden.
  • Eye-Catching Flowers: From late summer to early fall, Dragon's Blood Sedum produces clusters of small, star-shaped pinkish-red flowers that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing your garden's biodiversity.
  • Excellent Ground Cover: With its spreading habit and dense growth, Dragon's Blood Sedum forms a beautiful, weed-suppressing carpet perfect for covering large areas, slopes, and difficult-to-mow spaces.
  • Drought Tolerant: As a succulent, Dragon's Blood Sedum is highly drought-tolerant once established, making it an ideal choice for xeriscaping and low-water gardens.
  • Low Maintenance: This plant requires minimal care, making it perfect for busy gardeners or those new to gardening. It adapts well to poor soil conditions and does not need frequent watering or fertilizing.

What are the growing conditions for Dragon's blood sedum?

  • Light: Thrives in full sun to partial shade. More sunlight enhances its vibrant color and promotes healthy growth.
  • Soil: Prefers well-drained, sandy, or rocky soils. It can tolerate poor soil conditions and even grow in cracks between stones or pavement.
  • Water: Regular watering during the initial growing season is essential to establish a credible, extensive root system. Once established, it is highly drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering.
  • Temperature: Sedum is hardy in USDA zones 3-9. It can handle cold winters and hot summers, making it suitable for various climates.
How can Dragons blood sedum be used in landscaping?
  • Ground Cover: Its low-growing, spreading nature makes it perfect for covering large areas, preventing soil erosion, and suppressing weeds.
  • Rock Gardens: Dragon's Blood Sedum adds a pop of color and texture to rock gardens, beautifully filling in spaces between rocks.
  • Borders and Edging: Use it along pathways, borders, or as edging for garden beds to create a clean, defined look.
  • Containers: It also thrives in containers, where its trailing habit and vibrant foliage can be showcased.
  • Green Roofs: Its drought tolerance and shallow root system make it an excellent choice for green roofs and living walls.

Care Tips

  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed. Trim back any overgrown or leggy stems to maintain a neat appearance.
  • Fertilizing: Rarely requires fertilization. A light application of a balanced fertilizer in spring can promote growth, but it's generally unnecessary.
  • Pest and Disease Resistance: Dragon's Blood Sedum is resistant to most pests and diseases, making it a reliable and resilient choice for any garden.

Dragon's Blood Sedum is a versatile, low-maintenance plant that brings fiery color and unique texture to any garden. Whether used as a ground cover, in rock gardens, or as edging, this hardy succulent will surely enhance your landscape with its stunning red foliage and cheerful flowers. Embrace the beauty and ease of Dragon's Blood Sedum and enjoy a vibrant garden with minimal effort.

Dragon's blood sedum is a NON-native plant.

  • USDA Zones 3-9
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Growing Zones:
  • Season: All
  • Height: 4-6"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Ships As: 2" pot
  • Warranty: 10 days
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 1 reviews
  • 5

    Jun 27, 2024 Reviewer: Customer

    Arrived healthy, just what I expected.

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