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Green Roof Technical

What is Sedum?

Great question!  Sedum is a low growing perennial (evergreen) plant that means you don't have to spend your time maintaining it.  You don't have to mow it like you would grass (more on this) which makes it great for hard to access places such as roofs.  There are different types of Sedum, here is a breakdown of the main species (complete with Latin names and pictures!):

Sedum album coral carpet

  • Flower period: June / July
  • Maximum height: ca. 10 cm
  • Colour of flowers: white
Species of Green Roof Plant

Sedum album murale

  • Flower period: June / July
  • Maximum height: ca. 10 cm
  • Colour of flowers: white
Sedum Album Morale, green roof plant

Sedum lydium

  • Flower period: June / July
  • Maximum height: ca. 10 cm
  • Colour of flowers: pink / white
Sedum lydium for green roofs

Sedum acre

  • Flower period: June / July
  • Maximum height: ca. 5 cm
  • Colour of flowers: yellow
Sedum acre plant

Sedum hispanicum minus

  • Flower period: June / July / August
  • Maximum height: ca. 5 cm
  • Colour of flowers: white / pink
Sedum Hispanicum Minus Plant

Sedum spurium fuldaglut

  • Flower period: August / September
  • Maximum height: ca. 15 cm
  • Colour of flowers: pink / red
Sedum Spurium Fuldaglut green roof plant

Sedum floriferum

  • Flower period: June / July
  • Maximum height: ca. 15 cm
  • Colour of flowers: yellow
Sedum floriferum green roof plant

Sedum kamschaticum

  • Flower period: June / July / August
  • Maximum height: ca. 15 cm
  • Colour of flowers: yellow
Sedum Hybridum green roof plant

Sedum hybridum immergrunchen

  • Flower period: July / August
  • Maximum height: ca. 15 cm
  • Colour of flowers: yellow
Sedum hybridium immergrunchen plant for green roofs

Sedum reflexum

  • Flower period: July / August
  • Maximum height: ca. 20 cm
  • Colour of flowers: yellow
Sedum Reflexum plant