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Sedum album Variety Coral Carpet

Green Roof Plants / June 6, 2013

Sedum albumThis sedum, a herbaceous perennial, is a staple green roof plant. Growing best in zones 3-9, this succulent is drought tolerant and loves residing in full sun. Small rounded succulent leaves start as a salmon color changing to a bright green and then eventually a rich red color in winter. They bloom small white flowers in early summer. Easily propagated, plant parts that have been cut and spread out will take root with little effort. Growing about 4-6 inches high, this sedum spreads fairly well, creating sufficient ground cover for extensive green roofs.


By: Samantha Yurek

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