Best sedum for shade?

Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)April 20, 2009

I know sedum is a sun loving plant but someone said they had sedum that did well in the shade. Do you have any ideas?

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cynthianovak

I have this one happily growing in bright shade. I have it under a Japanese Maple, who lives under a pecan tree. Part of the year it gets sun: after the leaves fall in Nov and when it returns before the leaves leaf out in March and April. It would like more sun and would flower more, but the foliage itself makes me happy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sedum kamatschaticum

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 3:30PM
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Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)

Where'd you find it? I went to Redenta's & North Haven today and didn't see that variety.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 7:19PM
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cynthianovak

a neighbor gave it to me some years ago. Are you in Arlington? I could dig you some. I don't know who sells it, sorry. If you aren't near me, perhaps you could ask your local nursery to order some.

c

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 8:31PM
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lieslmcq(8a)

"but the foliage itself makes me happy."

I don't see how anyone could NOT be made happy by sedums. :->

I know you specifically said sedum, but these succulents have done well in part shade for me.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 8:06PM
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Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)

Cynthianovak, I'm in far north Dallas. :( I'll call around and see if I can find some. That site says it's "clumping"... does yours spread?
Lieslmcq, I've heard that your hen & chicks will tolerate some shade. I actually bought some yesterday to put in a pot. I think they're really cool how they keeping adding new "chicks." They are a succulent.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 12:10AM
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cynthianovak

yes, it does spread but not really fast like an ivy.

I always wonder why some plants are everywhere and other plants that are great or even better are no longer popular.

This year I actually found some calendula for sale in NOV. I save my seeds because I can't find it. And the tall red pentas are no where to be found anymore either.

good luck finding it. It's a great plant
c

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 12:23AM
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dave_hilary

sedum ternatum (wild stonecrop)and sedum telephium (autumn joy) are good for shade, and have done well on living roof applications in the Bay Area. Hope this helps!

Here is a link that might be useful: green roof sedums

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 12:43PM
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sfmathews(7B/8A)

I miss the tall red pentas as well. Actually all the taller pentas. I don't care for the shorter varieties.

Susan

    Bookmark   October 9, 2010 at 7:29PM
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