Tired of dark foliaged Sedums with weak, floppy stems? Night Embers features unique, strong, upright stems that are perfect for holding aloft its beautiful red-purple flower clusters. These late summer-blooming flowers are outstanding but it’s the black-purple, semi-glossy succulent leaves that add even more to your hot sunny spot. Perfect for grouping in the garden or substitute for shrubs! Leave flowers for winter interest and to provide food for birds.
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.
Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.