John Creech Stonecrop

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

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01182
Small, scalloped green leaves form a durable, weed smothering groundcover. Small pink flowers create a layer of color over the lush carpet of foliage. Foliage and stems develop deep burgundy tones as cooler temperatures arrive. A fine selection for spotting in rock walls and rock gardens, or containers. Semi-evergreen.
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Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSEE-dum SPUR-ee-um
LoreThe genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.
Average Size at MaturityGround hugging foliage to 2 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeFall
Design 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 lush green filler.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Easily grown in lean, very well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Fertilize in spring. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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