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The stonecrop - usually referred to as sedum or stonecrop - is one of the succulent plants that are widespread worldwide. The succulent plant is available in numerous species and varieties, which not only differ in their appearance, but also in terms of their winter hardiness and location preferences.

The sedum can be planted both in the garden and in a pot

Which location does the sedum prefer?

Basically, all sedum plants like a sunny location and loose, moderately nutrient-rich to nutrient-poor and well-drained soil. But whether the latter should be rather dry or rather moist depends on the Sedum species to be planted. Many stonecrops also thrive in partially shaded or light locations.

Can the fat hen also be cultivated in planters?

If the site conditions and the substrate meet the needs of the plant, the sedum plant can also be cultivated very well in planters and even as a houseplant. It is best to use cactus soil or a mixture of commercially available potting soil, sand or gravel and lava granules.(13.99€)

When is the best time to plant sedum?

Although container goods can generally be planted out during the entire vegetation period, the best time to plant fat hens is spring.

How far apart are fat hens planted?

The ideal planting distance depends on the sedum species. The higher this becomes, the greater the distance between the individual plants should be kept.

Sedum Art Latin designation growth height plants per square meter planting distance
Purple Stonecrop Sedum telephium up to 60 cm 3 to 4 50 cm
Magnificent Stonecrop Sedum spectacular 30 to 45 cm 5 50 cm
Caucasus Stonecrop Sedum spurium 10 centimeters 16 20 to 25 cm
Gold Stonecrop Sedum floriferum 15 cm 16 to 25 20 to 25 cm
Sharp sedum Sedum acre 5 to 10 cm 16 to 20 15 to 20 cm
White sedum Sedum album 5 to 15 cm 16 to 20 20 to 25 cm
Mild sedum Sedum sexangulare 5 to 10 cm 9 to 16 20 to 25 cm
Rock Stonecrop Sedum reflexum up to 20 cm 10 to 15 30 cm

How to propagate fat hens?

Sedum hens are best propagated by division, by cuttings, offshoots, or by seed.

When do sedum flowers bloom?

The exact flowering times are quite different, depending on the species and variety. Some sedum flowers bloom quite early between June and July, while others bloom late and well into autumn.


For the mixed bed, choose plant species that go well with sedum due to their location and care needs. These include, for example, the alpine edelweiss and other rock garden and gravel garden plants.

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