Monday, August 23, 2010
Green Wall Plant feature: Sedum 'Dasyphyllum Major'
Sedum 'Dasyphyllum Major'
The creeping selections of Stonecrop are excellent groundcover plants, particularly for hot, dry sites. This species forms a low carpet of tiny round powdery blue-grey leaves, remaining evergreen in mild regions. Clusters of white star flowers appear in early summer.
A fast grower, this is best kept away from slower alpine plants. Takes on a mauve cast during cool weather. Mow or clip back in spring if desired. Has potential as a lawn substitute and for use on green roofs and green walls, as well as in rock walls, rock gardens and containers. May well prove to be hardy in Zone 4 or colder.
Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Alpine & Rock
Flower Head Size