Dragon's Blood Stonecrop
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
|Description||Green leaves with red margins turn a brilliant red with cool autumn temperatures. Deep red flowers contrast with the green leaves in warm weather. A superb groundcover, border or rock garden subject. Works well in containers. Evergreen except in coldest climates.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Allow soil to dry between waterings.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Ground Cover|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium); Cranesbill (Geranium cinereum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9
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