Drought Tolerances of Sedum and Sempervivum in Living Walls

 

Sempervivum species planted August 2013

Sempervivum species planted August 2013

Following our earlier research of edible plants in Humko’s living wall system, we found that curly parsley, Petroselinum crispum responded remarkably well to drought and heat conditions over the summer. We are now looking at  tolerances of other plants in vertical conditions.

It is known that many sedum species are drought tolerant but little is  known about how they respond in vertical conditions.  Partnering with  ANS Group (Europe), we will be testing both the albido of plants and thermal tolerances of selected sedum, sempervivum and grasses  during the next phase of our research.

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