Sedum – Aurora Blue – Sedum clavatum
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Adapatable as House Plant
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
The seed heads will remain on this summer to fall blooming plant. Removing them will not keep the plant blooming longer. Many people consider the seed heads to be attractive and will allow them to remain on the plant throughout the winter before removing them as part of their garden spring cleaning.
Use in mixed dish containers and beds, and as a houseplant
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP. Photoperiod can be manipulated for early flowering.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
One soft pinch, 1 week after liner planting. Second pinch optional. Florel at 500 ppm is also effective at increasing branching. B-9/Cycocel tank mix will control growth, however, growing plants dry will also control growth.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Larger plants with better branching and form will occur with vernalization.