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Sedum 'Ruby Glow' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Red in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green and Purple in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Stem

Dark Red in

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

stonecrop 'Ruby Glow'

Family

Crassulaceae


Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn

'Ruby Glow' is an herbaceous perennial forming a low clump of spreading deep red stems to 25cm in height, with elliptic, purplish-green leaves and terminal clusters 6cm across, of starry deep crimson flowers

Synonym(s)

  • Sedum cauticola 'Robustum'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A drought-tolerant plant

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden, Wildlife Gardens or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter

Pests

May be damaged by slugs, snails and vine weevil

Diseases

May be subject to root rot