The root and stem may begin to rot, and it can affect the entire plant. Let the plant root into the soil for several weeks before planting it in the ground. Take the plant out of the water. We stop by Sedum Chicks to learn more and to see how to plant them. Using your hands, you can break apart some of the looser dirt to replant your sedum easier. The Cd-hyperaccumulator S. plumbizincicola and the Cd non-hyperaccumulator … The best time to plant sedum is in the spring—after the threat of frost but before the heat of summer kicks in. Add moistened seed-starting mix to a pot with drainage holes. Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn joy’ Perfect for a late summer show, with its broad, flat heads of many, tiny, deep-pink flowers contrasting against the greyish-green waxy leaves from August to October. % of people told us that this article helped them. "Autumn Joy" sedum roots easily from stem or leaf cuttings. These roots anchor the plant and help it get the water and nutrients it … Jiayu Lin Key Laboratory of Environment Remediation and Ecological Health, College of Environmental & Resource Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Plant your bare-roots within two days of receiving them. The roots simply need to make contact with moist soil in order to root. You can do this any time the plants are actively growing. Add the planting mix into the hole, mix with the existing soil and water thoroughly. Frost and snow on the flowers will give an interesting pop to your garden when other plants aren’t flowering. Spread out the roots of the plant and backfill with soil. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Plant the creeping red sedum 4 to 6 inches apart Select a planting site in full or partial sunlight. Press the soil down but do not compact it. The depth of the hole should be the same depth as the pot you are transferring the sedum from. Water the plant thoroughly. Dig a hole for each creeping red sedum, using a trowel. Shake off the packing material from the roots. Excellent drainage is essential for sedum. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Janet Belding has been writing for over 22 years. Choose a location in the full sun for planting your sedum. Smaller types of sedum can be grown indoors in a pot without being transplanted outdoors. Tall sedums require approximately 18 inches between plants and ground cover sedums should be about a foot apart. Either by planting new seeds, planting cuttings from other plants, or transplanting seedlings, you can easily add new sedum plants to your yard. If you are planting seeds, this will allow optimal growing and bloom time throughout their active seasons. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 10,084 times. Transplanting Your Sedum Starts Once the roots of your new sedum starts have become slightly established (usually about 2 to 3 weeks after planting), it’s time to transplant the sedum starts into their new permanent homes. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014. Do not plant your bare-root sedums too deep as the crowns will rot. The roots should be a light beige color and firm to the touch. They crawl over the soil media layer and have very shallow roots. If you suspect one of the stems is affected, remove it and don’t water the sedum—give it a chance to dry out, so the rest of the plant can be saved. Spread out the roots and place them over the cone of soil in the hole. Sedum plants come in a wide variety of heights, colors, and forms. Follow the steps below to ensure your Sedum is planted correctly and in the best position: Choose a full sun position. Set the plant in the hole and cover the roots; the roots should be shallow in the soil. Plant your bare-roots within two days of receiving them. This good soaking will help the plant get a better start. Follow planting instructions beginning with Step 3 in Section 1. Sedum can be grown from seeds as well as in a flat, or a pot. If you notice any serious cuts on the roots, use a fungicide to treat them. There are advantages to planting bare-root sedum over sedums in containers, according to the National Gardening Association. This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Plant seeds in the early spring or transplant sedum in the fall. Sedums are one of the easiest plants to start from stem cuttings. Sedums are the overlooked plant in your garden or container. If you have a hot, dry, sunny location, groundcover sedum is a perfect match. Place the roots in the pail of water. Water every other day for the first week, then once a week for the first season. 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