Succulents

magant11magant11 Posts: 27
Hello,
I would like to make a mixed succulent arrangement for the summer outdoors,could anybody 
advise on what succulents would be suitable here in the south of UK.
Many thanks.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,892
    Sempervivums will make a nice display. There are many new varieties. There is an offer on some in this months magazine, Page 87




    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Stone crop (sedum) varieties might be an option and seem to grow well in my own garden even when left out overwinter. Here is a video clip of a purple leaved variety with a pink flowering one also shown.
  • We have lots of wonderful sedums, which are totally hardy here in the South East.  The following are all dwarf varieties, suitable for an alpine/gravel garden, or for ground cover or growing in pots.

    Sedum Spathulifolium White Cape (Cabo Blanco)
    Sedum Spurium Dragon's Blood
    Sedum Pluricaule
    Sedum Album Coral Carpet
    Sedum Kamtschaticum Weistephaner Gold 
    Sedum Lemon Ball
    Sedum Oreganum
    Sedum Pachyclados
    Sedum Sexangulare

    I can also recommend Echevarium and Aeonium's, which do well outdoors in the Summer, but you would need to put them somewhere protected over winter.

  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,299
    What will the display be planted in and what will happen to the plants over the winter? There's a lot of nice succulents that will live outdoors all year round but if you can put them in the greenhouse in the winter that will increase what you can grow. If they are coming in the house though that's a different set of plants again.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,325
    If you want easy ground cover that practically grows anywhere, Sedum Palmeri will grow in sun, shade, dry to damp heavy soils. 

    Lewisias are nice small low growing plants. Some can go on flowering for 5 months of the year. All hardy too. 
  • magant11magant11 Posts: 27
    What will the display be planted in and what will happen to the plants over the winter? There's a lot of nice succulents that will live outdoors all year round but if you can put them in the greenhouse in the winter that will increase what you can grow. If they are coming in the house though that's a different set of plants again.
    Hello.
    Thanks for your reply, my succulent display will be in a container and in winter I have a heated greenhouse to overwinter them.
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