British Sedum Varieties – the perfect green roof plants

British Sedum Varieties – the perfect green roof plants

Premium S-pod trays Plant Varieties List 2021

All or Premium S-pods are grown from cuttings here on our Wiltshire farm and are sold once fully grown and matured. This means we only ship out trays that have 95-100% plant coverage with an established root system. 

The Sedum varieties have been chosen specially for the use on roofing and hardy to the British weather and roof conditions after 12 years of experience we are confident we have the best mix to produce a long lasting green roof.

What is sedum?

Each species is different but they all retain certain features

  • Fleshy leaves
  • Star shaped flowers usually pink, white, orange or yellow.
  • Shallow root systems
  • Attractive to bees and butterflies
  • Bitter tasting foliage (can be an irritant so not to be ingested) 
  • CAM plants – they use Crassulacean Acidic Metabolism to preserve water so they’re incredibly drought tolerant.  
  • Able to grow in very little soil and often found in rocky areas – hence their common name of stonecrop.

British native sedums (there are only 4 low growing suitable for roofs) 

Sedum Album – White stonecrop

The flowers are white with a hint of pink and several flower heads are held aloft each spring on an arching stem.

The leaves are shaped like jelly beans and turn from grey-green in spring and summer to a lovely cherry red in the winter time.

Sedum Acre – Biting Stonecrop – golden moss

Biting stonecrop is a mat-forming, hairless, succulent perennial with small, ovoid, fleshy leaves close to the stems. Flowers are five-petalled, yellow and star shaped. They bloom from May to July. Bees enjoy its nectar

Sedum Anglicum – English Stonecrop 

sedum in pretty pink flowers

S. anglicum is a mat-forming, succulent, evergreen perennial with dense rosettes of tiny, oval to triangular, grey-green leaves and deep pink buds opening to star-shaped, pale pink flowers from late spring into summer.

Sedum Fosterianum – 

Foliage forms a dense mound of handsome blue-green spiky leaves. Attracts butterflies, has a yellow flower from may – sept 

Other Non Native Sedums used for roofs 

Sedum Hispanicum 

Blue grey leaves form mats that are outstanding. preferring poor sunny conditions. Starry pale pink flowers add to the attraction. Height 5cm (2″).

Sedum Rupestre 

Angelina’ is an evergreen, low-growing, mat-forming perennial to 15cm tall and 60cm wide. The cylindrical, linear leaves are a bright yellow in the spring, maturing to yellow-green in the summer with orange and red autumnal tints. Upright stems carry clusters of small, yellow flowers in the summer

Sedum Sexangulare

Also known as tasteless stonecrop It is similar to Sedum acre, but has shorter and denser leaves. It gained the binomial name (“six-angled”) for its characteristic six spirals of leaves. S. sexangulare is about 15 cm (5 in) tall and is native to Europe and Asia, where it grows in the wild and is often cultivated as an ornamental plant. The plant needs wet or dry sandy soil and a sunny spot. It blooms in June and July with yellow, star-shaped flowers, which attract bees and other insects.

Sedum Spurium 

‘Fuldaglut’ is a low-growing succulent perennial bearing rich, bronze-red foliage, which is slightly greener in the summer months. In late summer, the sprawling mound of foliage is awash with starry, pink-red flowers. 

Sedum Pulchellum

This pretty little sedum is a mat-forming annual or evergreen biennial with fleshy, needle-like, mid- to bright green leaves and branched clusters of tiny, pink flowers in late spring and early summer. 

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