The pampas grass in the Mix & Match ‘Fountain Show’ goes wonderfully well with the reddish purple flowers on the Sedum (stonecrop). The overblown flower stems on sedum look fabulous well into winter, especially with a sprinkling of snow. The uneven shapes on the flower stems make stonecrop a playful addition to your garden. Mix & Match ‘Fountain Show will really steal the show in your garden in late summer and autumn.
These garden plants will easily fill a good square metre so, a border, but also a large planter. Order more packs for a bigger bed or border.
Give this unusual mix of sedum (stonecrop) and pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) a sunny spot for best flowering. A slightly shady corner will also suffice. Stonecrop and pampas grass are autumn flowering plants but the dried flowers on the plants look great in the winter too.
This graceful border pack contains the following:
- Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana), in a nursery pot Ø 9 cm, 3 plants.
- Stonecrop (Sedum) ‘Herbstfreude’, delivered bare rooted, 5 plants.
|Latin name:||Cortaderia+Sedum Cortaderia selloana, Sedum 'Herbstfreude' 'Mix & Match 'Fountain Show'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||September - November|
Plant these plants in the garden as soon as possible upon receipt. If the roots appear dry, soak the pot with the plant in a bucket of lukewarm water. Make sure the bed is weed free and improve poor soil with a good mix of well-rotted manure and organic fertiliser pellets. Mix the plants well. The Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) is better towards the back of a border and the Sedum is better along the edge. Everything should be planted at least 50 cm apart.
Scoop out a large hole using a gardening trowel and loosen the soil. Remove the plant from its pot and plant at the correct depth (the top of the roots should be at soil level). Don't forget that loose soil will sink a little so be sure not to plant anything too high or it will dry out. Heel well in and water generously right away.
Combine Mix & Match 'Fountain Show’ with Mix & Match 'Fairy Tale' and enjoy a colourful display from June to November.
Exuberant hardy perennials, also on the patio!
These perennials will look very striking on the patio in pots too. Try your sedum (stonecrop) together with the Cortaderia selloana (pampas grass) together in a large planter. Check the website at bakker.com for lots more pots to choose from.
Layer the base of the pot with potsherds, then add some potting compost, perhaps with a few slow-release fertiliser tabs, just to give the plants a really good start and have them flourish well. Plant things up all mixed through each other. Fill up with more potting compost and press well in. Water immediately.
Should your pampas grass get a little 'too big for its boots' after a while, just dig a part of it out - make a new one elsewhere with the cutting.
Don't allow the plants in the border to dry out. Once they're well established they will become more drought tolerant than they were when first planted. When it's really warm and dry, they will appreciate a little extra water. Keep your border free of weeds to allow the plants more room to grow and give a monthly feed of a fertiliser for flowering plants from March to July.
The border mix in the winter
These are all fundamentally hardy perennials but of course always more frost sensitive if potted up. If yours are in (large )planters, it's always a good idea to stand them a bit more sheltered over the winter. If the weather is very severe, indoors in the shed would be best.