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Sedum is a large family of succulents. These plants are
very resistent to drought, and have adapted leaves.
These leaves can swell up to store water. The stoma's
or valve's in the leaf are closed during sunshine, this
way reducing evaporation. The leaves are covered with
wax, for the same purpose.

Sedum acre, Goldmoss Sedum, or Wallpepper

This is a small plant that can be found on walls,
graves and roofs. When it flowers in june/juli it forms
beautiful yellow flowers, covering youre roof, wall or grave
with a yellow blanket.

wallpepper on your roof

Wallpepper will enhance the esthetic vale of youre roof , and also
the thermo-isolation, but heightens the weight on the roof also.

a flat roof covered with sedum

Covering youre rooftop with a sedumcarpet has some advantages: It is
beautiful and it isolates by keeping the warmth in the winter and
keeping the building cool in the summer, mostly by evaporation.
So stormwater runoff is reduced .
Biggest disadvantage is the addition of weight, about 200kg/square meter.

Sedum kamtschaticum can easely be combined with
sedum acre to cover roofs or graves or rocks in
youre garden.

If you keep the soil thickness about 4 inches high then
the following plants can grow on youre roof: Sedum and
sempervivumm, columbine, hyacinth and lavendel and iceplanta.
This is the sedum "Herbstfreude", the most populair
cultivar , that flowers in the mid of the fall.

Sedum spectabile "Meteor" , has lovely pink colors,
flowers during summertime and attracts a lot of butterflies.

Sedum obtusifolium, originally from Iran, covers
walls and is very hardy.

Sedum pachyclados originally from Afghanistan, grows
very slowly and is very resistent against periods of dryness.

    This succulent grows on every roof but is
    easily removed as it has only shallow roots.

    sedum is a succulent has simple leaves.

    A green roof

    These cultivars of sedum and sempervivum
    are used for covering roofs:
    sempervivum tectorum
    Sedum album Coral Carpet
    Sedum album Minor
    Sedum Lydium
    Sedum Lydium Glaucum
    Sedum Sexangulare
    Sedum hyb. Immergrünchen
    Sedum Reflexum
    Sedum spurium Fuldaglut
    Sedum spurium Rosea Gold
    Sedum Kamschaticum
    Sedum Hispanicum
    Sedum flor. Weihenstephaner

    flowers on the grave

    Common haircap on a grave ornament, with thanks to Natalie Overkamp,

    Convallaria majalis

    sedum acre


    ajuga repens

    Common haircap

    Skimmmia Japonica


    Geranium phaeum

    Geranium macrorrhizum

    Pachysandra terminalis



    Growing on a wall

    These plants grow on chalcky old walls.

    Wall-rue (Asplenium ruta-muraria)
    Maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
    Tongue fern (Asplenium scoloendrium)
    Red valerian (Centranthus ruber)
    Sticky Hornweed (Cerastium glomeratum)
    Kenilworth Ivy (Cymbalaria muralis)
    Fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus)
    Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
    Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea)
    Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
    Wall pepper (sedum acre)
    wall lettuce (Mycelis muralis)
    sticky-weed (Parietaria judaica)
    Red valerian
    Yellow Corydalis (Pseudofumaria lutea)
    Sempervivum (sempervivum)
    Wallflower (Erysimum cheiri)

    (Grimmia pulvinata)
    Rough-stalked feather-moss (Brachythecium rutabulum)

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