Flaming Carpet Sedum

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SEDFLC

Fun groundcover creates incredible color at your feet! Make a statement to spark conversation with the exquisite Flaming Carpet Sedum (Sedum 'Flaming Carpet')! With hues from cool-toned powder blue to bright burgundy red … all the way to brilliant yellow!

Flaming Carpet Sedum uses an expert 3-in-1 approach by mixing the incredible 'Angelina', 'Blue Spruce', and 'Voodoo' Stonecrop varieties to add an incredible amount of outstanding color at ground level in one fell swoop! You'll be amazed at their showy visual effect, and so will your visitors.

All season, you'll love the fantastic color play of blue, purple, and bright yellow foliage, composed of soft needle-shaped, succulent leaves. Flaming Carpet Sedum also produces ornamental red and yellow star-shaped blooms for months to delight butterflies and bees!

The fall color display is likewise spectacular! As the temperatures start dipping in autumn, the foliage fires up into electric orange, vivid yellow, and moody purples. Count on their reliable performance year after year. Go ahead and give them your toughest, sunny spots to tame with their lavish foliage and blooms.

Flaming Carpet is extraordinarily cold hardy and can even keep color through the year in mild winters, even remaining semi-evergreen throughout the warmer zones of USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8! These sun-loving plants are durable and rugged. These perennials may even display a bit of that bold color under a topping of light snow!

These carefree plants are nicknamed "Stonecrop" because they require very little care once they are established. Perfect for beginners, the only thing that can harm a Sedum is watering too much.

Planting and Application:

Make your outdoor entertaining areas live large! Include accent plants at ground level and gain a wonderful color mix at the base of your plantings. Focus on the ground-level details to complete your layered plan. You might be surprised to learn how much of an impact these energetic, petite perennials will make! They also easily polish the edges of your plantings to decorate your space. Especially along pathways and walkways (Carpet Sedum won't mind light foot traffic!).

These low-maintenance succulent groundcovers spread wide without fuss to create a nice, dense mat that suppresses weeds. Let them cover bare ground to soften the look of your planting beds. Achieve a consistently dynamic look by tucking these low-growing plants throughout your landscape. This tried-and-true designer secret makes all the difference between amateur and professional design styles!

Use them on the south side of larger shrubs and perennials. Run them as a bold edging in your garden beds. Or plant Flaming Carpet Sedum at the top of a retaining wall, or in specially created planting pockets in the wall itself. Rock Gardens and crevice gardens become gorgeous additions to your landscape! Pair with Hens n Chicks, and other Creeping Stonecrop varieties to complete the look!

Because Sedum thrives in drier soils, is a welcome addition to the rugged conditions of the average sun garden, thrives in the harsh hell strip, and is recommended for use around the fire-wise landscape! Fill a wide bare area with a cunning little mass planting. Space them four inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Commercial property owners can also make a big splash with this colorful groundcover. Use on eye-catching projects such as rooftop gardens on outbuildings, birdhouses, and covered alfresco patios! Plant them to fill in around a path of stepping stones. You'll love their vivacious look, and grow to appreciate their tough-as-nails nature.

Add this vibrant filler and spiller to any outdoor container or planter to act as a colorful skirting and filler to hide the bare soil. You'll add a pretty finishing touch to your container gardens while reducing moisture evaporation from the soil and keeping the roots of your focal point plants cool! They make a memorable display in low-slung outdoor window boxes, too. Decorate your side tables with the outstanding color. Allow them to spill down to soften the edge of tall planter tubs. They look great at the edge of raised garden beds, as well!

  • Wild Mix of Three Best-Selling Sedum Varieties
  • Bright Yellow, Powder Blue & Burgundy Red Foliage
  • Electric Fall Color
  • Creeping Stonecrop With Succulent Leaves
  • Compact & Tight Growth
  • Lush Mat Suppresses Weeds, Container Spillers, Fillers & En Masse Groundcover!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Please give perennial Sedum a planting site with at least six hours of bright light a day. More sun means more color and a tighter form. They do best in well-drained soil, so if you suspect poor drainage - create a raised planting bed to improve your drainage. Don't overwater your succulent Sedum. Supply them with a consistently low amount of water, and allow the top inch of soil to start to dry out between watering.

We recommend that you protect your investment with water during an extended drought, giving in-ground and container plants a regular schedule of supplemental water, as well. Sedum is a water-wise perennial but does appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the root zone to keep more moisture consistency in the soil.

Plan to gently remove any spent foliage in early spring just as you begin to see new growth. Trim to control the outward spread or rebalance the coloration at that time, as well. Every few years, it's recommended to divide your clumps to maintain vigor (plus you and your friends can enjoy free plants!), otherwise, these plants are very low-maintenance.

  • Easy Care in Full Sun
  • Thrives in Almost Any Well-Drained Soil - Poor Soil Tolerant
  • Regular Moisture At First - Drought Tolerant/Xeric Once Established
  • Prune Down Early Spring
  • Cold Hardy & Heat-Resistant
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Fair warning! You'll want more than one, and these will sell out very quickly! Hotfoot your way to Nature Hills Nursery to lock in your order of Flaming Carpet Sedum 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.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Stonecrop Sedum for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Flaming Carpet Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Sedum 'Flaming Carpet'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink & Yellow
Foliage Color Yellow, Blue, Burgundy
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No