Sedum Frosty Morn Plant Information:
Description: Sedum frosty morn (also known as sedum purpurea) is a perennial evergreen shrub or small tree with fragrant purple flowers. It grows up to 10 feet tall and wide. Its leaves are alternate, oblong, and lanceolate; they have 5 petals each and are 1/4 inch long. They are pinkish-red at the base and turn deep purple above. The flower spikes are 2 inches long, yellow, and 3/8 inch across.
Flowering Time: Spring to Summer
Height: Up to 10 feet tall and wide.
Light Requirement: Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Well drained soil with good drainage. Sedum frosty morn prefers full sun but will grow well in part shade conditions.
Propagation: Seeds. Sow seeds in peat pots filled with potting mix. Water thoroughly after planting and keep moist until germination occurs. Germinate seedlings into plants within one year.
Sedum frosty morn planting and care
Plant in full sun to light shade conditions. Sedum frosty morn prefers lean soil, but will tolerate clay and loam. This plant works well planted under trees or shrubs because it is very drought tolerant. In fact, it can go for a long time without water once established. When you do water, do not create a lot of runoff because this could cause the roots of your plant to rot.
Sedum frosty morn plant care involves dead heading of spent flowers, which can be tedious if you want to maintain a neat appearance. However, it usually doesn’t bloom for the entire growing season so you’ll have some respite from the labor at least part of the year. It is an interesting plant for containers or in rockeries or gravel gardens. The leaves are attractive and droop downward with age and look great when planted under deciduous trees.
Sedum frosty morn (Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’). Also known as frosty morn. Sedum frosty morn is a type of ground cover. The Latin words mean “stone” and “medicine”. It prefers full sun, but will tolerate part shade.
The flowers are small and yellow, and the leaves are purple-red with green tips. The flowers appear in spring and summer. They are upright and tubular with five petals.
It is hardy to zone 3, and is not native to North America. It is typically grown as a garden plant, and not typically found in forests. It can be found growing wild on roadsides in Maryland. It can grow in loam, clay or sand. It can grow in acid, neutral or alkaline soils.
It can grow in full sun or partial shade.
Sedum frosty morn range
Sedum frosty morn is found in across the USA. Their adaptedness make them popular among gardeners.
Sedum frosty morn weed potential
Sedum frosty morn is recommended for natural gardens, and it could become a weed if introduced to a region where it is not native.
Sedum frosty morn for sale – seed or plant
Sedum frosty morn can be purchased as seed or plant. When purchasing as plant, it may be in limited supply. It can be found at specialty gardeners or garden supply stores or ordered online.
Sedum frosty morn snow fence plants
This is one of several plants used as a snow fence in open areas where trees have fallen down. It is planted on the north side of trees to prevent new trees from being damaged by the snow. You can also grow it in gravel gardens or other types of gardens.
Sedum frosty morn care
Sedum frosty morn can be damaged by the cold, so it is a good idea to dig it up and store over winter. You should water it during dry spells and mist it with water to keep the leaves from getting crispy. Follow normal planting instructions when you are ready to plant it outdoors again.
Sedum frosty morn seeds
Sedum frosty morn seeds can be collected and stored just like other types of seeds. They should be cleaned by placing them into a container of water and then floating the chaff from them. You will need to let them dry before you store them in a cool, dry place. Too much heat or humidity will cause them to not remain viable.
Sedum frosty morn pruning
There is no special pruning required for this plant. If you don’t want it to take up space in a certain area, you can cut it back as necessary. However, sedums are sun lovers and giving them adequate light is important to maintain a full looking plant.
Sedum frosty morn harvest
The flowers can be harvested for making flower arrangements.
Sedum frosty morn side effects
There are no known negative effects from this plant.
Sedum frosty morn video
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