Blooming Allium in the Summer Sun

Sensational Sedum and Sempervivum for your Yardscape!

Low-maintenance and year-round beauty make hardy Sedum and Sempervivum essential for any yardscape!

The hot weather is here, and with that sudden realization we start to consider plants that are more tolerant of hot, dry conditions. Two such plants are Sedum (aka Stonecrop) and Sempervivum (aka Hens and Chicks).  While these are two categorically different plants, they are both succulents and exhibit similar tendencies. Both are versatile plants that come in many shapes, sizes and colors.  You can find varieties in foliage colors of red, blue, gold and even green/white variegation.

They can be planted in the perennial border for fall color, as ground cover, or between stepping stones and retention wall stones. Once planted and given water to establish the root system, Sedum and Sempervivum will thrive in hot, dry locations. Many Sedum will hold their shape throughout all 4 seasons, adding color to the bleak winter months. Below we have highlighted some favorites in our Garden Center, as well as some creative ways to display them in terracotta pot arrangements.

Creative arrangements using Sedum and Sempervivum: