Sedum Sieboldi - Hardy Perennial
Author: John Wood
Sedum Sieboldi Described.
Sedum Sieboldi - Sedum Sieboldi.
Siebold's Stonecrop; Nat. Ord. Crassulaceæ.
This is a capital species. It is perfectly hardy, though not generally known
to be so. It is more often seen under glass, and is certainly a pretty pot plant.
Its stems are 12in. or less in length, slender and procumbent. The leaves,
which are rather larger than a shilling, fleshy, cupped, and glaucous, are curiously arranged on the stems, somewhat reflexed, and otherwise twisted
at their axils, presenting a flattened but pleasing appearance. The small flowers, which are bright rose, are borne in clusters, and remain two or three weeks
It is a fine subject for rockwork, and, moreover, likes such dry situations
as only rockwork affords. It should be so planted that its graceful stems can
fall over the stones. There is a variety of this species, with creamy foliage,
but it is less vigorous; neither are the flowers so fine in colour. Slugs are
fond of these, and sometimes they will eat off nearly every leaf. A sprinkling
of sharp sand once a week keeps them off, but trapping them with hollowed turnips
is a more effective remedy. Propagated by cuttings pricked into sand in summer,
or division of roots when the tops have died down.
Flowering period, August and September.
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