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…

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