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John Creech Stonecrop

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Pronunciation: SEE-dum SPUR-ee-um
SKU #01182

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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Blooms Fall
Mature Size Ground hugging foliage to 2 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Semi-Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Container, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Easy 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.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Aloe (Aloe); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
Care 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.
Lore The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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