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Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix)

Sedum 'Flaming Carpet (mix)'

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Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) (Sedum 'Flaming Carpet (mix)') at Platt Hill Nursery

Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) foliage

Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) foliage

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Description:

A groundcover stonecrop mix bringing 'Angelina', 'Blue Spruce', and 'Voodoo' together for a vibrant, colorful display; a drought-tolerant perennial that does best in poor soils, an excellent choice for summer color in containers, the garden, or borders

Ornamental Features

Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) is covered in stunning clusters of yellow flowers with hot pink overtones at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive succulent round leaves remain yellow in color with showy bluish-green variegation and tinges of burgundy throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The cherry red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Flaming Carpet Stonecrop (mix) is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.



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