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Dec 26, 5 Favorite Miniature Stonecrop - small scale Sedum

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Small Scale Sedum

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This little selection of Stonecrop are tiny and perfect for panty hose wreaths and globes, or miniature gardens.  They are scaled to be textural and give the illusion of a garden. 

In the panty hose wreaths and other crafts, they quickly cover the surface by rooting in through the nylon.  In their native habitat, they would grow over rocks and in crannies in cliffsides and mountain tops, making them perfectly adapted to use in crafts.

Sedum album Faro Form in fine spring color...

My first favorite little stonecrop is Sedum album Faro Form.  Originating in the Faro Isles, which are chilly and exposed to North Sea gales and cold, these are tough little plants.

The lovely red and pink tones are more evident in early spring, but it fades down to a pale green with bronze edges, and flowers with tiny sprays of white blooms in June and July. 

Tiny pieces will root anywhere, and it can make a surprisingly robust ground cover.

The beautiful Sedum lydium, living up to her name...

This tiny version of Sedum lydium took a long time to worm it's way into my heart, but now it's a firm favorite. 

I love the tiny whorled green stems, and because this one is so shy to flower, it's an eagerly anticipated event to see the tiny white blooms in all their perfection.

Sedum album 'Twickel'

The gorgeous plummy purple of Sedum album 'Twickel' makes a perfect foil for other hardy succulents with the same tones. 

Although a little bigger than the two previous types, this one is worth growing to put on wreaths because it roots all along the length of the stems, wherever they touch soil or any other surface that stays moist enough.

Sedum dasyphyllum

This sweet creature, Sedum dasyphyllum, is one of the absolute smallest, until it blooms.  The foliage is like tiny blue beads strung on upstanding wiry stems, but the flowers are much taller, and open into these sprays of white open flowers, completely covering the plant.

Sedum brevifolium - tiniest of tinies

Although slower than molasses to get to any size, this tiny Sedum brevifolium is so cute and miniature that it's worth mentioning. If you have time to wait for it to get going, it would be adorable in a miniature succulent garden.  I will  have to try that, and see how it looks.

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