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Clio, MI
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Question by ehclio
May 20, 2007
I am looking for a red plant called red sedum.

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2007
There are several plants that go by the common name of red sedum:
'Dragon's Blood'-Red Sedum is a fast-growing ground cover with brilliant red flowers in late summer. Succulent, needle-like leaves turn vibrant orange-red in fall. The more sun it gets, the more intense both the flowers and foliage become. Forms a dense mat 3-8" tall and spreads 2 to 3 feet.

These plants are exceptionally tolerant of heat and drought and also tolerate cold and humidity. Used for borders, edging and as a dense spreading groundcover. "Dragon's Blood" offers burgundy foliage.

The Sedum ?Elizabeth?, Sedum spurium, also known as Sedum Red Carpet, is a wonderful ground cover that is a little different from the rest. With a height of 3-4? and a spread of 24?, its red blooms flower from May to September. The foliage is a dark red with green and produces a wonderful fall color.

Sedum ?Elizabeth? needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil types and is drought resistant. ?Elizabeth? is a great choice for beds and borders and excellent as cut flowers. It is also a great butterfly and bee attractor and is disease resistant.

Creeping Red Sedum 'Fulda Glow' is an improved variety of Dragon's Blood sedum that sports attractive bronze-red foliage all season long! Place these hardy, northern, nursery-grown plants about 1' apart. They fill troublesome areas with neat 3-4" tall cover. Spreads fast. Does not need pruning. Tolerant of dry infertile soils and is useful for covering difficult places and providing erosion control on banks. Bright red, star like flowers cover the Creeping Red Sedum plant.

Hope this information is helpful!

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