Blood red sedum - Knowledgebase Question

Phenix City, Al (Zone 8a)
Question by flowergobler
October 22, 2009
I planted

Answer from NGA
October 22, 2009


Dragon's Blood Red Sedum should be a bright red. If the color is maroon, it's usually due to weather and there's not much you can do to change the weather! It grows best in lean, dry soil, in full sunshine. The maroon color typically shows when the nighttime temperatures get chilly - or if the plants are overfed. You might try moving them back into full sunshine. Plant them in unamended soils, water only occasionally, and do not feed the plants. You might want to try growing one of the plants in a container filled with a cactus potting soil to see if that combination makes it bloom the bright red you desire. If so, mix some sand and gravel into your flower bed to replicate the soil in the container and your plants should perform as expected. Hope this information helps!

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