• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Rock Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPEW-ri-um
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Design 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 PlantsYarrow (Achillea); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Cranesbill (Geranium); Basket of Gold (Alyssum); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soil. Takes light shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established in landscape. Take care not to overwater. As groundcover, space plants 12 to 15 in. apart, closer for faster fill. Fertilize sparingly.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    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.