Succulent Groundcover Collection

Our Succulent Groundcover Collection features versatile, must-have plants for xeriscaping. Long-blooming Ice Plants (Delosperma), colorful Creeping Sedum, and charismatic Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) are colorful and textural, with blooms from late spring through summer. These low-growing, low-water succulents can be planted to brighten gravel gardens and rock gardens, planted among stepping stones or in containers, or layered beneath taller plants in your waterwise garden. A great low-water lawn alternative for hot, dry sites.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
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Easy To Grow
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Good For Containers
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Groundcover
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Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
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Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
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Plants For Small Spaces
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Great For Mass Plantings
multiplies--naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height Varies:
Purple Form Creeping Sedum: 6" tall
Coopers Hardy Ice Plant: 1-2" tall
Cobweb Hen and Chick: 1" tall
Alan's Apricot Ice Plant: 2" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Purple Form Creeping Sedum:
Coopers Hardy Ice Plant:
Cobweb Hen and Chick:
Alan's Apricot Ice Plan:
Planted Together Covers 7-8 sq ft
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer
Shipping DetailsShipping begins the week of August 29th, 2022 Learn More…
Item Package SizeCollection of 7
SKUHC017970

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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$58.99
Per Collection of 7
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SKU
HC017970

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Well-adapted to dry growing conditions, our Succulent Groundcover Collection is an excellent addition to rock gardens and succulent collections. These colorful plants can easily create the focal point of a waterwise alternative lawn, a rock garden, or gravel garden, or planted to spruce up a walkway. They are best planted between stepping stones or at the edge of a walkway, as they cannot tolerate foot traffic. Plant the Ice Plants (Delosperma), Creeping Sedum, and Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) between taller xeric (low water) perennials to form a nicely colored carpet that will spread and root as it grows. The collection is good for small gardens, or it can be repeated to fill in larger spaces. They can also be planted in containers, where their low-growing habit and gentle spreading will have them delicately spilling over edges. This collection pairs well with Sun Dancer Daisy (Hymenoxys), small growing beardtongues (Penstemon), and cold-hardy cacti (Echinocereus).

Succulent Groundcover Collection includes 7 plants:

Purple Form Creeping Sedum – 2 plants
Cooper’s Hardy Ice Plant – 2 plants
Cobweb Hens and Chicks – 1 plant
Alan's Apricot Ice Plant – 2 plants

*Plants in the collection are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design.

More Information
SKUHC017970
Item Package Size
Collection of 7
Common Name
Succulent Groundcover Collection
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Orange, Purple, White
Mature Height
Varies:
Purple Form Creeping Sedum: 6" tall
Coopers Hardy Ice Plant: 1-2" tall
Cobweb Hen and Chick: 1" tall
Alan's Apricot Ice Plant: 2" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
Purple Form Creeping Sedum:
Coopers Hardy Ice Plant:
Cobweb Hen and Chick:
Alan's Apricot Ice Plan:
Planted Together Covers 7-8 sq ft
Bloom Time
Late spring through summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of August 29th, 2022
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of August 29th, 2022
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of August 29th, 2022
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 5th, 2022
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 12th, 2022
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 19th, 2022
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 26th, 2022
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 3rd, 2022
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 10th, 2022

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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