Sedum Seeds - Dragons Blood
- Seed Count: 100 seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Height: 3-6 inches
- Foliage Color: Green with reddish edges
- Flower Color: Reddish-pink
- Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil
- Special Features: Drought-resistant, ground cover, and deer-resistant
History: Sedum, commonly known as stonecrop, has a broad range of species native to various parts of the world. The "Dragons Blood" variant is a cultivar known for its unique reddish foliage and flowers. The name itself evokes an image of mystical allure, which accurately reflects the plant's aesthetic appeal. This sedum has been particularly popular in rock gardens and as a ground cover due to its hardy nature and vibrant coloration. The "Dragons Blood" sedum has captured the fascination of gardeners and landscape designers alike, thanks to its ability to thrive in challenging conditions and its dramatic appearance.
Uses: "Dragons Blood" Sedum is not just an eye-catching plant but also a versatile one. It serves as an excellent ground cover, especially in areas where other plants might struggle due to poor soil or drought conditions. The plant is also deer-resistant, making it a practical choice for areas where wildlife may be a concern. Its dramatic coloration provides aesthetic value and can complement a range of other plants in a mixed garden setting. Beyond its visual appeal, it's also popular for green roofing projects because of its low maintenance needs and ability to withstand extreme conditions.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: This sedum cultivar is a low-growing, spreading plant that typically reaches a height of 3-6 inches. The plants are ideal for rock gardens, borders, or as a ground cover in xeriscaped (low-water) landscapes. To plant, choose a sunny to partially shaded location with well-drained soil. It is tolerant of poor, sandy, or gravelly soil conditions. Sow the seeds directly on the surface of the soil and lightly press them in, as they need light for germination. Water sparingly, as the plant is drought-tolerant and excessive water can lead to root rot. Expect to see growth within 60-70 days from planting, although this can vary depending on soil and weather conditions. Once established, the plant requires minimal care and will even thrive in conditions of neglect.