Strawberry pots aren’t only for Strawberries and herb arrangements. Try three varieties of Sedum to fill your pot with evergreen color that fits in well with any climate.
I chose Sedum reflexium, Sedum turnatum, and Sedum acre for this pot, placing the largest spreading Sedum in the top and alternating the more delicate types around the cupola openings.
All three of these are easily found at your local garden store, or you can mix other types of Sedums to personalize the pot your way. Garden centers will often classify these types of Sedum under the title ‘Hen and Chicks,’ or ’Stonecrop,’ to differentiate them from the more upright ‘Autumn Joy’ Sedum types, and a quick request at your local garden center to be sent in the direction of one of the above titles will send you reliably to the correct plants.
Sedum reflexium Sedum turnatum Sedum acre
Small Sedum types are easily divided by hand when the soil is moist, and up to three cupolas in the Strawberry container can be filled with the divisions from one four inch purchased pot. Simply empty out each cupola of original soil, and firmly tuck the divided plants, soil and all, into their place. Once you’ve finished planting your pot, keep it watered every few days to prevent the pot from drying out. Keep in mind that the multiple openings in the sides of this pot will increase the speed at which this type of pot can dry out.