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What’s Blooming in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden?

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Sedum ‘Florida Friendly’ Gold

Sedum hybrid “Florida Friendly” Gold

This is a beautiful perennial that can reach a height of 3 inches and a spread of approximately 6 to 9 inches. It thrives in sandy/poor soil and needs occasional watering only. This succulent prefers full sun to part shade and has great color in either light setting. It is a versatile groundcover that is heat and cold tolerant.

“Florida Friendly” Gold produces a yellow bloom in the spring. It’s attractive as it extends over the edge of containers. It can be used in landscape beds, as edging in front of a border and in hanging baskets. I have some growing in a recycled coffee pot on my front porch at home.

We hope you will stop by to see the sedum in the Sensory Garden area of the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden in our courtyard.

Lynn Barber

The Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden is one of several demonstration gardens at the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Service, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.

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