Sunday, November 30, 2008

Choosing Plants for Green Roofs - The Season for Sedums to Die in Florida

Tis the season for some sedums to go dormant in Florida....

We have had a month of drought. The days are becoming shorter and shorter. The winds are brisk and desiccating. Temperatures have ranged from 60 to 80 degrees F during the day and 30 to 60 degrees F at night.

We have had three light to medium frosts.

Too much for some of the sedums...

The alliums are turning brown on top too - the brown curly cues typical of drought.

The Florida climate is the biggest drawback to using sedums on Green Roofs - at least don't count on the succulents being your prime plant...

They usually come back out in the spring.

Happy green roofing!

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