Sedum ‘Green Blob’ and ‘Purple Blob’ are wonderful examples of Sedum spathuifolium. These are low growing succulents, excellent ground cover plants AND they grow well in containers.
The difference between these two is the foliage colour one green the other purple.
How to Grow the Sedum ‘Blobs’
A few other Sebum ‘Blobs’ are available including ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ all have a similar growth habit and require similar care.
Like most succulent varieties these wonderful little plants require a free draining soil and are best grown in a sunny position. To prevent foliage damage a frost free position is recommended.
This is not a plant that really suited to very cold and wet winters. so in these conditions grow the plant in a sheltered position in a very well drained soil, or grow it in containers.
- Position – Full sun, frost free.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – 10 cms (4 inches)
- Spread – Will spread to form a clump of around 30 cm (12 inches). More over time in good conditions.
- Foliage – Green or purple, foliage colour will change depending on the amount of sun it receives..
- Flowers – Yellow on tall stems.
- Flowering Time – Spring to mid summer depending on climate.
- Pruning – Generally not required.
- Frost tolerant – No
- Foot traffic – Not suited to foot traffic.
- Propagation – Easy by division of established clumps.
- Fertiliser – Little to no fertiliser is required. One or two applications of a liquid seaweed fertiliser in spring is adequate. Over fertilisation can cause leggy growth.