Sedum ‘Lemon Ball’ is admirable for many uses in the garden. It is a perennial plant best grown in high light even full sun and is used in low gardens, green walls, hanging baskets, rock gardens, exposed patios and edging for beds and ground covers. Flowering is in mid spring and the flower colour is yellow. It is one plant that succeeds where others cannot survive with minimal attention.
The plant grows 10cm to 15cm tall and spreads to 30cm wide. It grows best after the chill of winter is past. If trimming is needed make sure the chill of winter is past before you do the pruning. Prune after flowering.
‘Lemon Ball’ is easy to look after. Occasionally, maybe every 4-6 months a balanced fertiliser somewhat low in nitrogen can be beneficial. During the summer heat keep plants moist, but keep on the dry side in between watering. Watch for occasional times when sucking insects arrive. Damage is minimal but best treated as per instructions on the insect repellent you use.
There are so many Sedums in the family, up to 600 in total which come from the Northern Hemisphere where the group has a wide distribution. The name Sedums, derived for Latin sedo means to sit as many species cling to rocks, cliffs and walls. Many selections and hybrids have been developed.