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 groundcover. An excellent choice for rock gardens or containers. Evergreen except in coldest climates.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPEW-ri-umDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage 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 PlantsYarrow (Achillea); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Cranesbill (Geranium); Basket of Gold (Alyssum); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
- 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.