Cape Blanco Stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
Pronunciation: SEE-dum spath-you-lif-FOH-lee-um
|Description||Brilliant silvery leaves make this a great choice for use as a groundcover, pathway accent, in rock gardens, or in mixed succulent containers. Clusters of tiny yellow flowers contrast nicely with the foliage, which takes on an attractive purplish tinge in cool weather. Thrives in the Pacific Northwest. Foliage is edible. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Allow soil to dry between waterings.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Edible|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Ground Cover, Edging|
|Companion Plants||Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Candytuft (Iberis); St. John's Wort (Hypericum)|
|Care||Requires good drainage; thrives in lean, sandy or rocky soil; avoid wet, poorly drained sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.|
|Lore||The blooms and foliage are a food source for the brown elfin butterfly and others. In spite of being resistant to grazing by deer, this Sedum is considered to be edible, eaten raw or used as a unique addition to soups or stir-fry. Note: use caution, as high consumption may cause stomach upset.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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