Sedum Ice Ruffles| Perennial Bare Root Plant
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Sedum Ice Ruffles| Perennial Bare Root Plant

An unusual form of Sedum with variegated succulent leaves with cream splashed pink edges and deep green inners. The dark stems are topped with clusters of tiny white flowers.

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An unusual form of Sedum with variegated succulent leaves with cream splashed pink edges and deep green inners. The dark stems are topped with clusters of tiny white flowers.
 
Sedums are one of the highlights of the late summer/autumn border, giving colour and form to garden displays. They are easy to grow in any soil, even poor soils and have a long flowering period from August to October.  They come in a myriad of sizes too, from tiny ground hugging varieties to the popular border ones that can reach 50cm or more in height. Sedums rise from the ground every spring with their strong stems that then become smothered in clusters of tiny flowers, each one attracting pollinating insects and butterflies.   

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  1 Bare Root
Habit:  Upright
Eventual Height:  50cm (20")
Eventual Spread:  40cm (16")
Position:  Full Sun/ Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  White
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  No
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Scented?  No
Plant Type:  Perennial
Flowering Period:  August - October

General Bareroot Advice

Bare root perennials will benefit from a soak in a bucket of cold water for an hour before planting, to ensure that the roots are fully hydrated.

Dig a large enough hole to plant the whole root, without damaging it, and incorporate fresh compost with the soil to aid drainage.

Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost/soil mixture.  The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level.  If you can see a tiny amount of shoot or greenery make sure this is just above ground level.  Firm gently in, ensuring there are no air pockets under or around the roots and water the area well.  This should be all the moisture they need until you can see the plants are actively growing.

Place a cane or label in the ground next to your bare root perennial just before you cover the roots over so that you know where and what you have planted.

*Do not plant bare perennials if the ground is waterlogged or frozen. If you need to plant when a very cold spell of weather is forecast, cover the area with cardboard or plastic sheeting to keep the worst of the cold out.

Alternatively, a successful way to start off your bare root perennials is to plant up each bare root plant into a pot using fresh compost. Ensure that the pot is large enough for the roots to spread evenly in the pot. Plant not too deeply but making sure the roots are covered with compost. The crowns (the tops of the plants) should be 2/3cms below soil level. Water in well and place a label into each pot. Leave until early/mid-spring or once the weather is more clement, when they can be planted in their final flowering positions in the garden border.

The plants can be cut back in late autumn once they have flowered or you can keep the seedheads on as they look very pretty. Japanese anemones dislike their roots sitting in wet winter soil so ensure plenty of organic matter is incorporated to aid drainage.

Brookside Nursery Top Tip - Remember to water your bare root plants throughout their first growing season, especially if we have a hot dry summer

Our bare root perennials are available for dispatch during the month of March. If you have also ordered plug plants for dispatch in March, we will send your bareroots during the same week. Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24 , larger orders via Parcelforce 24

If you have ordered bareroot plants only (or other non-plug plant varieties), we will dispatch your order during week commencing 16th March 2020 or if you order after this date we will dispatch within 3-4 working days of ordering - these are sent via Royal Mail 48 or Parcelforce 48.

For more advice and information about bare root plants, please click on the advice tab above.

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