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Sedum morganianum AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent or Houseplant

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Blue and Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

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

burro's tail

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

S. morganianum is an evergreen succulent with trailing stems to 30cm or longer, bearing overlapping, lance-shaped, fleshy glaucous blue-green leaves and clusters of small, starry reddish purple flowers

Other common names

  • donkey tail
  • donkey's tail
  • horse's tail
  • lamb's tail

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or North-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a mixture of 3 parts loam-based compost to 1 part leaf mould and 2 parts grit in full light and with good ventilation. When in growth water moderately and apply a half strength liquid fertilizer every month. Water sparingly in winter

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 15 -184ÂșC in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and vine weevil