Dragon's Blood Stonecrop
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||SEE-dum SPUR-ee-um|
|Lore||Leaves of this sedum are edible and treated much like purslane, the tart bitterness vanishing when stirfried. It is this bitterness that makes it distasteful to rabbits.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer|
|Design Ideas||Sedum is one of the best creepers for integrating rock gardens. It spills over edges of retaining walls and rip rap. Integrates into well drained soils with more traditional cold hardy perennials. Takes on a wholly different character when woven into geometric modern compositions. A favorite of tufa and stone troughs. Thrives in any sort of pot or container adding texture, color and flowers.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Gift Plant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium); Cranesbill (Geranium cinereum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum)|
Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soil. Takes light shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established in landscape. Take care not to overwater. As groundcover space 12 to 18 in. apart, closer for faster fill. Fertilize sparingly.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9