How to plant creeping red sedum, is it a bareroot? - Knowledgebase Question

jonesborough, Te
Question by limiblank
July 15, 2008
I received my Creeping Red Sedum. They look like pieces of bark. Are they tubers? How deep do you bury them, do you bury the whole thing, or leave some sticking out? Do gardener, glad there is help thru home depot experts. really appreciate it. submitted this question about 3-4 days ago, never got an answer. Planting on a bank, part shade and sun. I have no clue how to bury these. Also, do you water after planting or just leave alone. Is there a direction you supposed to plant them in?
Thanking you in advance,
Linda Blankenship

Answer from NGA
July 15, 2008


Creeping red sedum is a succulent plant that creeps along the soil and roots wherever it makes contact with the soil. Your little plants should have some roots attached (look for tiny white hairs at a node or joint along the stem). The roots simply need to make contact with moist soil in order to root. In this case, simply lay the stem along the ground and barely cover the node where the roots are attached. If you find no roots, you can stick each cutting into the soil (up and down like a pencil), making sure that at least one node is buried in the soil. Just a half-inch or so of soil is all you need to cover the node. If you have whole plants rather than just stems, you don't need to do anything special other than set the entire thing in an indentation in the ground (dig out about an inch of soil, replace some of it, set the plant on top and then sprinkle the rest of the soil on top of that). Water them in well after planting and water about once a week until you see new growth. They really do establish well when planted.

Best wishes with your new plants!

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