- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 3 - 5 inches
- Width: 12 - 15 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Crimson red
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, gritty, pH 5.8 - 6.8
- Temperature: 68 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 10 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Sedum
Sedum (Spurium Coccineum) - Grow Sedum Dragon's Blood seeds for an easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial ground cover which can be grown in a container or used in mass plantings. Sedum ground cover plants are exceptionally tolerant of heat and drought and also tolerate to cold and humidity.
Red Stonecrop Sedum is a fast growing ground cover with brilliant red flowers in late summer. It is a succulent with needle-like leaves that turn an orange-red color in fall. Red Stonecrop ground cover creates a dense mat 3 - 5 inches tall that spreads quickly within contained regions. You don't have to worry about it spreading to unwanted areas outside of where you want Sedum ground cover plants
The Sedum Dragon's Blood plant will tolerate poor, dry soil. Low growing Sedum is used for containers, borders, edging and as a dense spreading ground cover plant. Perennial Sedum plants are great in rock gardens as they will grow in shallow, poor soil and perform well. The Sedum Dragon's Blood plant is easy to remove by simply pulling it out as it is shallow rooted.
Sedum Dragon's Blood seeds can be sown indoors or directly outdoors. Indoor sowing can be done 6 - 8 weeks before last frost date. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix. Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow 5 - 7 Sedum ground cover seeds per container. The Sedum seeds are exceptionally small, so only press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover the seed. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate. For outdoor sowing, wait until garden soil temperatures are 70F. Select a site with well-draining soil. If necessary amend soil organic matter. Loosen the top 1 - 2 inches of soil, remove any weeds, and gently broadcast the Sedum Dragon's Blood seeds over the soil. Lightly press the seeds into the soil, and keep the seed continuously moist until germination.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.