Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'Item #7073 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Attractive in all seasons, this perennial succulent features fleshy green leaves edged in white, taking on a pink blush in cooler weather. Ground-hugging stems spread to make an easy-care ground cover. An excellent choice for rock gardens or containers. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPEW-ri-umDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide.Foliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasEasy succulent for pots and troughs with alpines and other more tropical choices. A superior rock garden plant or use in crumbling stone walls, slopes and banks. Excellent edging along flagstone paths. Belongs in all succulent gardens as light value foliage contrast.Companion PlantsAdd interest by grouping with Bronze Carpet Stonecrop, (Sedum spurium 'Bronze Carpet'), Elijah Blue Fescue, (Festuca cinerea 'Elijah Blue'), Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender, (Lavndula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh') and Marleen Coralberry, (Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii 'Ariso').
- CareCare InformationProvide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Sedum is classified into the Crassulaceae, containing about 600 species. This species is native to the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.Lore:The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.