Green Roof Solutions works with growers across the country to provide the highest quality plant material available on the market. Whether you are looking for vegetated mats, plugs, cuttings, or any other form of vegetation, we can help. We have a horticulturist on staff to help with site-specific questions as well as a vast network of partners to help you with your specific regional needs.
Vegetated Mats: SMAT / XMAT
The best way to describe vegetated mats is that they are basically sedum sod. Each of our mats is planted with multiple varieties of sedum and is shipped to your site with approximately 80% plant coverage. They are then rolled out onto the growing media, and you have an instant “green” green roof.
SMAT is a vegetated mat grown on a substrate of coconut coir with a thin nylon mesh. The mix of 12-14 sedum species is sowed via cuttings on a thin layer of growing media incorporated into the mat. The plants are allowed to root into the substrate and will come to the site as mature rolls.
XMAT is a vegetated mat grown in a substrate of nylon entanglement that holds the growing media and allows the sedum roots to intertwine with the nylon to hold the system together. These are available with or without an added moisture retention fleece.
Plugs are small plants that have been grown in a nursery and are planted into the green roof media on the roof. They come in different sizes and a variety of species, depending on where your project is located. Typical sizes include quarts (12 per flat), 3″ (24 per flat), 38s (38 per flat), and 72s (72 per flat). Larger sizes and custom growing are also available.
Sedum is a unique plant that can grow from vegetated cuttings that are simply scattered on the media. Cuttings are small clippings of sedum that are shipped in crates for installation on the roof. Many varieties are available, depending on the time of year. Contact us for more information.
Learn more about sedums
The Plant Lover’s Guide to Sedums by Brent Horvath includes everything you need to know about these beautiful gems. Plant profiles highlight 150 of the best varieties to grow, with information on zones, plant size, soil and light needs, origin, and how they are used in the landscape. Additional information includes designing with sedums, growing and propagating them, where to buy them, and where to see them in public gardens.