Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’ is one of the most widely grown for green roofs and rockeries, and for good reason.
In my opinion, it’s one of the very best of the red types, with good colour all growing season, particularly in early spring.
Also known as 'Schorbuser Blut', the German name for Dragons Blood, it's been around as a classic garden plant for decades.
Once the winter ends, this semi deciduous variety will push out lots of bright red buds, signaling the arrival of spring.
Height: 10cm or 4"
Spread: low growing creeping to around 60cm, or 2'
USDA Zone 3
CFIA Zone 2A
In the summer, the burgundy lobed foliage and hot pink blooms are used for adding a splash of deeper colour to mixed plantings, or in combination with some of the taller Sedum in borders.
It also adds a hit of colour in Sedum tapestry beds.
Whether you're seeking the odd and unusual, or something reliable and classic, this list will give you some great choices; click on the plant:
One of the very best of all xeric plants to use in your xeriscaping is Sedum - with over 40 different species and varieties from tiny and special types for hypertufa pinch pots, to some of the boldest and hardiest Sedum for Borders, there's ample choice...