Sedum album - a charming evergreen ground cover
The botanical term "succulents" covers the so-called thick-leaved plants or Crassulaceae (the Latin term for thick-leaved plants). They are also commonly called stonecrops. They are low-maintenance and perennial small plants that thrive without any special requirements. The ground-covering plants present no difficulties even for less experienced gardeners. A lean soil with a light layer of humus is sufficient, ideally interspersed with small stones such as gravel or grit. The only important thing is water drainage, as the thick-leaved plants do not like waterlogging. It is sufficient to water the succulents thoroughly directly after replanting.
The best place for Sedum album
With the planting of Sedum album, barren, nutrient-poor sites such as roof and stone walls or dry stone walls can be made into attractive planting and flowering areas. They are also suitable for edging pavements or driveways. The undemanding thick-leafed plants grow into attractive ground covers and are an alternative to sterile lawn strips. They add special charm to a favourite seating area in the garden or on the patio. The different colours of the various Sedum species are particularly attractive in a perennial bed or under low shrubs. Butterfly weeds also contrast nicely with catmint
Characteristics Sedum Album
Typical are the leaf rosettes that lie close to the ground and from which sprout thick-fleshed, pointed to oval-shaped leaves. Succulent leaves are true water reservoirs, enabling sedum plants to withstand periods of heat and drought and to thrive in dry locations. In the course of the summer, stems sprout from the leaf rosettes, on which umbels form with many small white flowers that bloom from June to August and later bear capsular fruits. In the following spring the dry stems can be cut off. Over the years, the thick-leafed plants spread into mat-like leaf carpets and are also frost-hardy.
Another plus point is that it is bee-friendly. The numerous leaves are a popular food source for bees, wild bees and other insects.
Red moss wall pepper white flowering splendour
is also known as white flowering red moss stonecrop. Its simple, white, umbellate flowers shine like little stars above its evergreen foliage, which turns red in autumn. The short leaves are arranged like a crown. Their colouring varies from green to reddish brown. The entire, oval-shaped and matt leaves also decorate wall crowns with a low, creeping plant carpet at a height of 5-10 cm. This sedum is partly rooting and has a growing width of 15 - 20 cm.
Very attractive is a combined planting with other types of thick-leaved sedums.
But also as soloists they enchant with fluffy white carpets of flowers.