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Oregon Stonecrop

Sedum oreganum

This Northwest native forms small rosettes of succulent foliage that turn a striking burgundy in the fall. Yellow flowers dance atop the foliage in mid-summer, attracting butterflies. Useful as a sturdy ground cover or rock garden plant. Suitable for containers.
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Full sun

Drought tolerant once established. Do not overwater.

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LoreThe fat succulent leaves of Oregon Stonecrop are edible. Separated leaf rosettes can look like a bowl of reddish green "berries." The Kwakiutl people of British Columbia called Oregon Stonecrop "Crows' Strawberries." The tiniest stonecrop varieties can be used as a garnish. Berry-sized ones can be fried with other vegetables, or added to soups.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 6 inches tall, spreading wider.
Bloom TimeYellow flowers in mid-summer and again in fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsDrought tolerant once established. Do not overwater.

Prefers dry, rocky, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Reduce watering after establishment. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-9

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