Reflexed stonecrop

A popular, drought and frost-tolerant sedum.
Common name : Reflexed stonecrop
Scientific name : Sedum reflexum
Family : Crassulaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
S. reflexum is a prostrate, spreading sedum growing up to 10 cm high, with sprawling stems and stiff foliage resembling spruce branches. The leaves are usually blue-gray to gray but range to light greens and yellows, the flowers are yellow.

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 5 - 90
pH 7 - 8

Plant my stonecrop

In open soil, plant in a drained soil, moderately sandy, neutral to slightly alkaline, in full sun, even in the shade for robust species. In pots, mix garden soil with gravel and sand, and some ripe compost.

Weed my stonecrop

In perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.

Water my stonecrop

Water during the summer season once a week if the weather is dry. Remember to keep the leaves dry ! If your plant is in a pot, water once a week in the first month - then every 10-12 days in the winter.

Fertilize my stonecrop

With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.

Mulch my stonecrop

Mulch the large sedums, this will prevent some watering and weeding in summer. For small orpines, use a mineral mulch instead.

Cut down my stonecrop

After flowering, trim the crawling orpins so that they remain compact.

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