How to plant sedum seeds

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How to plant sedum seeds
Brighten up a rockery or flower bed with hardy sedum plants. (vladimir salman/iStock/Getty Images)

Sedum, or stonecrop, is a versatile plant that is not picky about soil pH levels or fertility. They grow well in any sunny area. Sedum makes a great accent for rock gardens, do well as borders, and can thrive in containers. Ruby Glow sedum is a popular variety, and one of the easiest varieties to start growing. Other varieties such as golden or white sedum are available as well.

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Things you need

  • Spade or shovel

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  1. 1

    Use the spade or shovel to till the ground for planting. Plant in a site with full sun and good drainage, and wait the soil has warmed up in the spring. If you are using containers, fill the container halfway with soil.

  2. 2

    Water the soil until it is nice and wet. Do not flood the soil.

  3. 3

    Add more soil to the containers, if you are using them; if not, continue with the next step.

  4. 4

    Make a shallow hole in the soil with your finger. Drop a seed inside the hole.

  5. 5

    Cover the seed lightly with soil -- it needs some light to germinate -- and give it another light watering.

  6. 6

    Place containers in sunlight.

  7. 7

    Water the plants one to three times a week, or if the soil is dry.

Tips and warnings

  • Cuttings can also be used to grow sedum. You can also start sedum seeds in containers indoors and then transplant them outside.

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