Questions about Red Creeping Sedum
Where is the best place to plant Red Creeping Sedum?
As with any sedum, you'll want to keep in mind that this is a succulent! Creeping red sedum grows well in locations that experience both full sun and dry soil. Avoid planting this perennial in shady spots, or areas where water doesn't drain well. Creeping sedum is excellent as ground cover, and looks great in rock gardens or in dry, sunny borders. Sedum also works well in planters or low containers.
As always, make sure your climate is suitable for growing before you buy. This sedum ground cover plant thrives in zones 3-9. Find out what zone you're in using our Zone Finder tool.
When is the best time to plant Red Creeping Sedum?
Planting your Red Creeping Sedum in the spring allows it plenty of time to establish roots before the winter months. Even though red creeping sedum is a cold-hardy plant, ensuring your plant's roots are well established will prevent the chance of rot before winter sets in.
To plant your creeping sedum, break up the soil well and add in sand or loam if needed. Remove your sedum from its pot, and break up the roots if they've become compacted. Next, go ahead and set the sedum in the ground at the same depth to which it was potted. You'll want to water the plants in well, and continue watering biweekly for the first season. After they're established, sedum are the definition of drought-tolerant!
For more sedum care tips, check out our planting guide.
Is creeping sedum an annual or a perennial?
Creeping sedum is a perennial, and, with the right care, it will come back year after year. They're drought-tolerant and deer-resistant, and their tiny, bronze-colored flowers attract butterflies. For sedum, "the right care" means dry soil and plenty of sunlight. These plants don't like wet feet.
Is Creeping Red Sedum considered a good ground cover?
Creeping red sedum is a great ground cover! They are one of the easiest perennials out there that are great for filling practically any space, like a sun perennial garden. Ground cover sedum are excellent for placing in rock gardens in between rocks, bordering a garden or pathway or even as a filler in a container.
Does Red Creeping Sedum require any Winter care?
Creeping red sedum doesn't require any winter care if planted early enough in the season for roots to establish. If you did plant this ground cover sedum in the fall, cover the base with a light mulch layer the first year. Remove the mulch in the early spring to allow your red creeping sedum to grow. After that, no more winter care is needed in the future-just deadhead the flowers after they bloom, and allow the plant to die back a bit in the autumn.