Sedums are a well known, much loved and widely planted cottage garden plant. Sedum spurium Tricolor is tough, deciduous, perennial which forms a spreading mat of green edged with white and pink succulent leaves. Clusters of tiny light pink flowers appear during summer. Great for ground cover as a drought tolerant lawn substitute, also nice between flagstones or as an edging. Able to withstand poor, dry soil conditions and will fill in relatively quickly. Sedums dislike wet or waterlogged ground. Avoid this and they will easily grow in any sunny or light shade location. Trim back in early spring, or in locations where it is used as an extensive ground cover, it can even be lightly mown! Can be used in a well drained border or in a container, such as an alpine trough, or an individual pot. If planting in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Adding 20% horticultural grit will help ensure good drainage and applying grit to the top of the pot for the leaves to rest on helps keep the plant stay in good condition and adds to the aesthetic effect! Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmocote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.