Red Carpet Sedum

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The Elizabeth Sedum (Sedum spurium 'Elizabeth Red Carpet'), also known as Sedum Red Carpet, is a short ground cover that is a little different from the rest. The foliage is a dark red with green and produces a wonderful fall color! Elizabeth has red star-shaped blooms that flower from May to September!

The dainty star-shaped flowers are the most alluring bright pink and butterflies and bumblebees will be drawn in all summer until autumn. The red-blushed green leaves create succulent mats that creep and ramble in tight low-growing mounds throughout the sun garden! The tiny scalloped leaves are held on red stems for extra interest! Then in fall, the entire plant takes on a deeper red hue!

Cold and heat-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9, Red Carpet Stonecrop is a Creeping Sedum variety that only grows 3-4 inches tall when in bloom but can spread wide at up to 2 feet! Even when going dormant the flower heads look great in the winter garden with snow or ice frosting them. Birds arrive to pluck seeds for a fall snack, and you can use the dried blooms in your winter crafts!

Planting and Application:

Elizabeth Stonecrop is a great choice for beds and borders! Use these colorful low-growing mats as living mulch to cover bare ground and line garden edges as filler, spiller, and trailing over the sides of the landscape beds! Easing the transition between lawn and garden. Red Carpet creates lovely filler and spillers in pots and planters on the sun-drenched deck or poolside container garden! Brighten up the porch or patio with starry red blooms

Also known as Stonecrop, are a group of plants that are indispensable perennials for any garden! Tough, hardy, and succulent looking, they add interest to your garden for more than 6 months! Plant these low-growers among mixed Perennial gardens, Cottage borders, and rambling at the feet of Rose bushes or other flowering shrubs! An extra bonus is created when you plant this Creeping Stonecrop in front of Asters or Coneflowers.

These hardy little gems are especially good for use on hot sunny hillsides and hard-to-mow slopes to slow erosion and rainwater, spilling over the tops of retaining walls, and brightening Xeric locations. Rock Garden, tucked into rock walls, and Crevice Gardens, or the hell strip along the road are also perfect for these salt, heat, and drought-resistant plants!

  • Red Star-Shaped Flowers
  • Blooms May Through September
  • Tiny Succulent Green Leaves With Scalloped Red Edges & Stems
  • Trailing & Creeping Low-Growing Mats
  • Great For Pollinators, Cut Flowers & In Containers
  • Edging, En Masse, Groundcover, Groupings & Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Sedum 'Elizabeth' needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil types and is drought-resistant. Creeping Stonecrop needs to be planted in a well-drained location to do their best. This perennial will tolerate most soil types, even thriving in poor soils, and is very drought-resistant once established. Add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the root zone to keep more moisture consistency in the soil. Perform a quick cleanup of this low-maintenance plant in the early spring - just cut the dried stems down to the ground.

  • Sun-Loving Hardy Succulent
  • Thrives in Almost Any Well-Drained Soil - Poor Soil Tolerant
  • Regular Moisture At First - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune Down Early Spring
  • Low-Maintenance & Easy to Grow

You will love this plant, and the butterflies and bees do too. This colorful mixture will certainly add a bright spot to your fall garden! Order the Elizabeth Red Carpet Sedum from Nature Hills today!

Stonecrop Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grow And Care For Sedum?

Also known as Stonecrop, Sedum need full sun for the most flowers and very well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Prune down in the very early spring.

Will Sedum come back every year?

Sedum are reliable perennials so long as they have well-drained soil year-round.

What happens to Sedum in winter?

Sedum are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves after frost and die back to the ground. They leave behind ornamental dried flowers and stems for winter interest. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

Will Stonecrop spread quickly?

Stonecrop or Sedum will not spread or become invasive, staying put where it's planted as low-growing mounding plants.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Red Carpet Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Sedum spurium 'Elizabeth Red Carpet'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 inches
Mature Spread 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red
Foliage Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No