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Sedum Plum Dazzled-Fun Modern Color. An Eye-Catching Touch!

Sedum Plum Dazzled – an exciting new easy to grow Sedum will provide season long foliage color!

Butterfly Loving Sedum that is deer and drought proof!

Plum Dazzled (PPAF) is a new selection of Sedum from Chris Hansen, breeder and originator of the SunSparkler Series of Sedum.  Plum Dazzled is a sport of Sedum Dazzleberry with all the same features but with plum color foliage. Sedum Plum Dazzled  is 40% darker in color compared to Sedum Dazzleberry.

Better Home and Gardens (BHG) wrote in a recent article call Creating Colorful Foliage Gardens “In Garden design, leaves….prolong a border’s attractions through the season, giving it depth, flow and personality. ”

Plum Dazzled is a choice plant for garden design growing only 8″ tall and 18″ wide with giant 6-8″ raspberry flower heads in late summer.    Sedum Plum Dazzled is a perfect for the front of the border, in containers.  Combine with yellow flowering plants such as Daylilies, Coreopsis for a great look. So many possibilities!  Drought & Deer tolerant, the butterflies will swarm to the easy care hardy perennial. (Zone 4-9 hardy)

Growing Tip:  Sedums will thrive in poor, but well drained soil.  They need little water to do well.  Plant Plum Dazzled in full sun for best color. Part shade may reduce the intensity of the color.

Buy Sedum Plum Dazzled today and spice up your garden with season long color!

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Try Carex for a gracefully shaped blue groundcover

Blue Zinger Carex certainly has a subtle zing with its tufted long blue foliage and color that last all season long.

Carex are grasslike plants (called sedges) with mostly evergreen foliage as the main attraction. They are increasingly becoming invaluable plants when it comes to landscape design as their low growing habit & narrow leaves compliment well with bold leaved Shrubs, Hostas and many other plants.

Where most Carex like a moist environment, Blue Zinger Carex thrives in a wide range of soil types and exposures. You got to love blue foliage plants that are easy to grow, add instant color, and spreads (in a moderate fashion), while thriving in a dryer site.   Think about adding a river of blue beneath a  Hedge planting, along a paved walkway, as a “filler” between other plants, or as a  mulch-alternative in sun or shade.

An easy Carex to grow that is both deer proof and drought tolerant. You love the instant color of the groundcover with no wait time.  Blue Zinger grows 8-16″ tall and will spread 12-24″ depending on the site.

Learn more about Carex Blue Zinger

The 2 Minute Container Garden Idea

SedumSod Planter IdeaHere’s a clever plant container idea I saw at a local greenhouse.  It was a lot of fun watching Lisa effortlessly put this whole thing together in about 2 minutes.

Here is how she did it in 3 easy steps:

1)       One wire rack planter

2)      2 – SedumSod  (available at www.GreatGardenPlants.com)

3)      1 – 16” pot of Red Geranium

Lisa simply lined 2 of the SedumSod mats. (Mats measure 10×20″) so they faced outward from the wire planter.  (It was a large enough planter – so the SedumSod did not even need to be cut).  Once placed, she simply set a large 16”pot of flowering red geraniums in the center.   The pot was a perfect size to keep the mats snug against the wire.

SedumSod is available at GreatGardenPlants.com

 

PLANT FINDER – Find Your Perfect Plant

Find the perfect plants & flowers for your garden

Find Your Perfect Plant!

With GreatGardenPlants.com Plant Finder Guide, you can find your perfect plants & flowers for your garden.  Search by height, size, sun/shade needs, plant type, flower color, hardiness – all within a few clicks of a mouse.

At GreatGardenPlants.com we are here to help you with your garden plant needs!  Find your favorite sun perennials,  shade perennials, shrubs, Hydrangeas, ground covers and so much more for your garden!

CLICK HERE to start using the Plant Finder.

 

SedumSod – Easy, Dig Free Gardening

Instant Beauty! Quick & Easy to Install!

Instant Beauty! Quick & Easy to Install!

SedumSod® is a gardener’s dream when it comes to a Dig Free Garden™.  Enjoy instant beauty and quick results with this easy to install sun loving ground cover. No other ground cover that we know of is truly that easy to install & enjoy.

SedumSod® is a 10×20″ mat comprised of the right balance of soil and 13 time tested groundcover Sedums that result in a tapestry of color for a sunny area of your garden.

Sedums have minimal water needs and thrive in areas

Great for DIY projects

Great for DIY projects

where other plants fail.  They perform their best in full sun to part shade. Their colors are more vibrant when placed in a minimum of 4 hours of sun a day. They require little water once established and are content in poor to average soil with good drainage.

All you need to do is rake area smooth, remove mat from tray, press down on soil and water lightly.

SedumSod® can be cut to fit in between stepping stones or other tights spaces.  There are many container DIY uses for SedumSod® to liven up a patio or front entryway.

There is no maintenance requirements or need to fertilize.  Welcome to easy gardening.

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