• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Rock Garden Plant
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPUR-ee-um
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Bronze
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis is an excellent selection for rock gardens, hillsides or as a groundcover in full sun where its color will be most intense. Planted in fast-draining soil, this carefree succulent will thrive with little care. A popular choice for planting on green walls and rooftops.
    Companion PlantsHens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Yarrow (Achillea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Basket of Gold (Alyssum); Cranesbill (Geranium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils. Benefits from light shade in very hot summer climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. As groundcover, space plants 2 to 3 ft. apart; closer for faster fill. Fertilize sparingly.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Sedum spurium is an herbaceous perennial with succulent-like leaves from Caucasus, a geopolitical region located between Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Leaves are edible either raw or cooked, but have a bitter taste.

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