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sedum

The flowers

sedumThey are starred in different shades of yellow, pink and white and are grouped in terminal inflorescences often flattened.

Variety: Among the rustic species we remember the Sedum acre called Erba Pignola, 3 to 5 cm high, perennial evergreen with yellow green leaves leaning against each other. The yellow flowers bloom in large numbers in June – July.

Sedum Album, called Pinocchiella, perennial evergreen forms a carpet of vegetation with pink stems and ovoid or cylindrical leaves, also pink. The white flowers bloom in July.

S. Caeruleum, 10 – 15 cm high, annual with light green ovate leaves. The leaves and stems turn red at the beginning of flowering. The blue flowers with a white centre appear from May to July.

S. Roseum: 35 cm tall, perennial with fleshy, dry rhizome that smells of pink, with sharp blue leaves. The yellow or greenish red flowers bloom from June to August.

Among the greenhouse species we remember: S. Sieboldii: prostrate species with flattened blue-grey leaves, with pink toothed margins arranged like a rosette on the stems. In October, pink flowers appear at the ends of the stems, grouped in corymbs. In mild climate regions, the plant can be grown outdoors. There is a variety called S. Medium Variegatum with greyish leaves and a cream yellow spot in the centre. S. Morganianum, prostrate with stems 30 – 60 cm.

long, fleshy leaves gray – light green. The light pink flowers bloom from June to September. Both S. Morganianum and Sieboldi are suitable for hanging baskets.

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Exposure

well-lit by indirect light

Corn grass, E. pignola – Sedum acre: Other growing characteristics

Temperature:

the winter minimum must be at least ten degrees.

Watering:

water well in summer, letting the soil dry before watering again. In winter keep the soil moist.

Soil: a good mixture of pot with sand to promote drainage.

Fertilization:

In spring and summer, a liquid fertilizer is added to the water.

Multiplication: is sown between January and March in a pot compound with the addition of a quarter of sand. The seeds are spread on the well-wetted surface, which should not be buried in the ground, but sprayed with water to adhere to the ground. The seedbed is to be kept in the shade at 13-18 degrees centigrade, when the shoots appear it is exposed to a more intense illumination.

Cuttings are obtained by cutting the tips of the stems.

Parasites and diseases: among the parasites we remember the floury cochineal.

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