Creeping sedum ‘Angelina’
* Common name: Creeping sedum ‘Angelina’
* Botanical name: Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
* What it is: A ground-hugging, spreading perennial groundcover with succulent and almost needle-like foliage of bright gold. Turns orange/red in fall and is evergreen most winters. Gets small yellow flowers in July but mainly grown for bright foliage.
* Size: 6 inches tall. Space 2 to 2½ feet apart.
* Where to use: Excellent front-of-border edging plant in any hot, sunny area. Also a good choice for lining walkways and driveways and for covering ground between shrubs and evergreens.
* Care: Water a few times to establish, then ‘Angelina’ is exceptionally heat- and drought-tolerant. Fertilizer usually not needed. Main care is containing spread. Use a shovel at any time to dig and remove sections creeping beyond where you want.
* Great partner: Nice underplanting for weeping, red, cut-leaf Japanese maple or any red-foliage plant. Red daylilies or red mums are good perennial partners.