Sedum (Sedum spectabile) Orpin: planting, flowering and maintenance


The sedum show is one of the most common and interesting for our gardens.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Sedum spectabile
Family  : Crassulaceae
Type  : Perennial, fat plant

 20 to 50 cm
Exhibition  : Sunny or semi-shade
Sol  : Ordinary

 Null and void –  Flowering  August to October

Planting of sedum  

The sedum is an easy plant that can be planted from spring to autumn.

  • The sedum is not very sensitive to the nature of the soil, but it fears excess water like land that is often flooded.
  • He likes the full sun and is not afraid of the heat…
  • Adding soil to the plantation will improve growth and flowering.

Sedum in pot, tub and planter :

The sedum is perfectly adapted to the culture in pots or planters.

  • Use loam
  • Make sure that the pot, tub or planter has a hole in the bottom, as the water must be able to drain properly.
  • Water when you notice that the soil is very dry.
  • Repotting is preferably done in the spring or fall but it should normally be able to live several years in the same container.

Multiplication of the sedum :

This sedum multiplies by dividing the clump in early spring (during March) or by cutting in the fall after flowering.

Size and maintenance of the sedum spectator

Very easy to grow and maintain, sedum requires almost no care when it is well installed.

Some gestures can help you to improve the growth and flowering of your sedums, orpins :

You can water more during the growing season but limit the number of waterings the rest of the time to the strict minimum.

Should we trim the sedum, Orrin?

Cut short in the spring to stimulate the next flowering.

About the seductive spectator

sedum orpin The orpin is one of the most common sedums and adapts perfectly to any type of climate or soil.

Easy to maintain, this plant is suitable for both dry and wet soils. It is appreciated as a ground cover and its high tolerance to drought and difficult growing situations.

The sedum is also resistant to heavy frosts since its hardiness is around -15°.

You will install it mainly in your borders or along your driveways but also in your planters and planters on your balcony and terrace.

As the crassula he’s a member of the great Crassulaceae family.

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