Sedum Burrito - Plant
Description for Sedum Burrito
Sedum morganianum is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to southern Mexico and Honduras.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Donkey tail, burro's tail||Pink to red||Annual||60 cm (24 in)||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
Plant sedum seeds in early spring in well-drained, average to rich soil in full sun. Space the plants between 6 inches and 2 feet apart, depending on the type. Low-growing and vigorous species will tolerate partial shade. You can also plant divisions or cuttings instead of seeds. Dig a hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surface, then place the plant in the hole and fill it in.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained sandy soil||Medium||5 to 7 degrees C (41 to 45 degrees F)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Sedum Burrito
- Once established, sedums require little care. Check your plants regularly to make sure they are not dry and water when needed.
- After flowering, cut back the plants to maintain their shape. Remember to divide your plants in the spring or fall to control their spread.
- Throughout the summer, divisions and cuttings root readily.
Typical uses of Sedum Burrito
Special features: Pot burrito sedums in a hanging planter or basket so that the stems trail over the edge. Choose a planter with a thick, rounded lip to prevent the stems from breaking or crimping, which they often do in planters with a sharp, narrow edge.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. The leaves are the main ornamental interest of this cultivar. In temper climate, the leaves usually turn reddish-orange in fall.