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Drought-Tolerant Sedum Combo

By: Sherri RibbeySherri Ribbey
Tired of watering this summer? We are, too! Here’s a good-looking plant trio that won’t keep you running for the hose when rain is sparse.

Combine sedum for an easy-care planting

Looking for a colorful, low-maintenance combo? Give this one that features two ground cover sedums with different color blooms a try! ‘Dazzleberry’ sedum shows off with blue foliage in spring and long-lasting pink flowers in summer through fall. 'Angelina' sedum's bright yellow summer flowers and orange fall and winter foliage make it a multiseason standout. Add blue evolvulus every spring for color contrast and flowers that keep going from spring to frost. Click through the slideshow below to learn more about these three plants.

Dazzleberry-sedum-summer-and-spring-foliageR:‘Dazzleberry’ sedum looks great in every season.

‘Dazzleberry’ sedum forms a low mound that brightens up rock gardens or those difficult hot areas next to the driveway or sidewalk, taking the reflected heat from stone or concrete with ease. Perennial ‘Angelina’ sedum will spread out and drape over the edge of this wall. You can get more plants by breaking off a stem and sticking it in the ground. Top off a retaining wall with the combo below so you can enjoy these versatile plants up close.

Sedum works great in containers, too!

Those big, long-lasting flowers and the multi-season foliage also make ‘Dazzleberry’ and ‘Angelina’ sedums great container plants. Let them spill over the front lip of the pot with other sun-loving companions. In the ground or in containers these plants put on a great show from spring to fall with hardly an effort.

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How to water these plants

While ground cover sedums are drought-tolerant, you’ll get the biggest flowers and fullest plants with about an inch of water each week during the growing season. Water the evolvulus regularly the first few weeks to help it establish a good root system; after that, this tender perennial that’s usually grown as an annual is quite drought-tolerant. In fall, when temperatures cool and plants are slowing their growth, stop any additional watering so plants won’t rot in winter.

Lettered Sedum garden bed plan illustration by Carlie Hamilton

Meet the plants

Check out the lettered plan above and see the corresponding plant information in the slideshow below.

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Published: Aug. 27, 2020
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