Green Roof Stars

Plants in this section have proven to be particularly hardy, resilient, and aesthetically pleasing in a green roof environment. They will thrive in a wide range of hardiness zones, soil depths, and climatic conditions. A mix of ground covers and accent plants are included.

  • Sedum kamtsch. var. flor. ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’
    Strong dark green foliage, with bright yellow to yellow-orange flowers in summer. Small red rosettes in winter. Shade tolerant.
  • Sedum kamtschaticum
    Superior green roof plant. A carpet of yellow flowers. In trials at Michigan State University, this plant survived over 80 days without water. Looks a bit like Pachysandra from a distance.
  • Sedum middendorffianum var. diffusum
    Very durable ground cover, with strong green foliage. Blooms yellow in early summer. Russet winter foliage.
  • Sedum montanum ssp. orientale
    Year-round blue-green to blue-gray needle-like foliage. Nearly identical looking to Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce', but a more heat tolerant variety.
  • Sedum sexangulare
    A green roof staple - vigorous, mat-forming Sedum, with tiny green foliage and small yellow flowers. Thrives in both sun and shade.
  • Sedum sichotense
    Also known as Sedum middendorffianum var. sichotense. Longer green leaves turn a nice crimson in fall and winter. Good plant for seasonal color.
  • Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’
    A very fast grower with dense green foliage and beautiful pink flowers. Reliably tough.
  • Sedum spurium ‘Schorbuser Blut’
    An outstanding selection for red foliage. Bright red leaves and a great looking plant year-round. Very robust grower.
  • Talinum calycinum
    Also known as Phemeranthus calycinus, Talinum calycinum is vigorous and showy. Incredible bright pink flowers over needle-shaped leaves. Blooms every afternoon, from early summer until the first frost. US Native.

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