Angelina Sedum Wintertime in Zone 6A - January 2024

I have a couple of colonies of Angelina Sedum planted in the small, rectangular beds on either-side-of our back stoop that started as a volunteer and have survived over a number of years.  Last Spring, I planted a pair of Spring Grove Ginkgos in the beds and transplanted the sedum from one side to the other.  

This particular Sedum has been pretty tough.  Tolerant of our (previously Zone 5b) now 6a Winters.  And some foot-traffic.  This year, the timing of the VERY cold weather was paired with a few-days-prior arrival of a few inches of snow.  That meant that there was a natural snow blanket for insulation when the temps dropped below zero.  Look back at these photos from a few weeks ago showing the Spring Grove Ginkgo silhouette.  Plenty of insulation. 

How did this Angelina Sedum do with winter?  Below are a couple of photos showing the post-snow (still some to melt) condition:

Angelina Sedum - Overwintering under snow blanket

Angelina Sedum - Overwintering under snow blanket

And...while there is still *plenty* of Winter remaining - and perhaps due to that snow blanket - I'm not seeing the oranges and browns and bronzing that I've seen in other Winters on this sedum.  

One other note for the garden diary:  in the bottom photo, the Blue Star Juniper is showing and appears to have navigated the coldest part of Winter (*knock wood*).


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