The sedum family of flowering plants are succulents and therefore have leaves which are able to store water. The majority grow naturally in arid, well drained areas, often on shallow substrate depths. Therefore they are drought tolerant, and able to survive in extremes of conditions. They generally flower from early summer to autumn.
Flowering Period: May – August.
Typical Colours: Seasonal variation of yellows, whites, and pinks. Foliage turns from green to red in periods of plant stress.
No of Species Sown: 8 – 12.
Typical Species: (subject to season variation)
Sedum acre, Sedum album, Sedum ellacombianum, Sedum floriferum, Sedum forsterianum, Sedum hybridum, Sedum kamtschaticum, Sedum montanum, Sedum oreganum, Sedum reflexum, Sedum rupestre, Sedum selskianum, Sedum sexangulare, Sedum spirium.
Low-moderate mixed pollen source, applicable to Bees – Mason, Honey Bombus spp; Insects – Chrysoperla (Lacewing), hoverfly (Episyrphus), Ladybird (Harmonia), Aphidius, Aphilinus, Aphidoletes (beneficial parasitic wasps).
Establishment Period: 6 – 8 months.