Favorite Plant: Sedum ‘Angelina’

sedum angelinaI am very fond of Sedums in general. Sedum ‘Acre’ has self sown all over the place here, and I am always glad to see it. It peeks around the sides of paths, and tucks itself into odd corners where it brightens things up. Sedum ‘Dragon’s Blood’ is kind of a foundation plant on a bank where nothing else looks quite as tidy and fitting. I have one from which I lost the tag before I got it in the ground, but I suspect it is Sedum ‘grisebachii’ – it has beautiful bracts of bright yellow flowers for a month in the early summer. Sedums actually often have a rather fragile appearance, but they are anything but. Most of them are very tough, lasting for years, and as in the case of ‘Acre’ they spread their charms over a wider area than just where they were originally planted. I love the textural contrast Sedums offer to some of my other garden favorites.

Then, last fall, I picked up a Sedum ‘Angelina’ on sale, stuck it on the corner of the newest extension of the front garden, and waited to see how it would take off. After 8 months, I can tell you for sure that I will have my sights set on more of the them during my plant shopping this spring.sedum angelina 2This is how it looks this week. It’s hardy to zone 3 and spreads out to about 16 inches or so, stays low to the ground, and would spill nicely over the edge of a container. It starts out green-yellow-chartreuse in the summer and then goes all of the lovely colors above from fall through spring. I think I have a new favorite…

6 thoughts on “Favorite Plant: Sedum ‘Angelina’

  1. I think I have already seen this plant somewhere… In someone’s garden probably. Garden is the only thing I regret not having in the city.

  2. I’m looking for a good ground cover, I must keep my eyes open for this one. Sadly we’ve got another cold front, and it’s been snowing on and off all morning. Spring doesn’t even feel like it’s around the corner.

  3. Such an attractive plant! I know I’ve seen it, but I don’t believe we’ve ever grown it. But we have a few areas where it would be perfect. Definitely something I’ll be looking for next time we go to a nursery (which will be soon, for tomatoes). Thanks for this.

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