Sedum Betram Anderson - Black Leaf Stonecrop - Plant in 9cm Pot
The autumn flowering Sedums are a well known, much loved and widely planted cottage garden plant. Sedum Betram Anderson forms a low, spreading carpet of small, burgundy black leaves. Clusters of purple red star shaped flowers appear in late summer. A slow grower so well suited to the rock garden, or for edging. Sedums dislike wet or waterlogged ground. Avoid this and they will easily grow in any sunny or light shade location, even in poor dry soils. Can be used in a well drained border or in a container, such as an alpine trough, or an individual pot. If planting in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Adding 20% horticultural grit will help ensure good drainage and applying grit to the top of the pot for the leaves to rest on helps keep the plant in good condition and adds th the asthetic effect
Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.