• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Succulent Groundcover
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum spath-you-lif-FOH-lee-um
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsBlue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Candytuft (Iberis); St. John's Wort (Hypericum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Requires good drainage; thrives in lean, sandy or rocky soil; avoid wet, poorly drained sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    This is a cultivar of Sedum spathulifolium, which is native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S.; specifically to Northwest Oregon.
    The blooms and foliage are a food source for the brown elfin butterfly and others. In spite of being resistant to grazing by deer, this Sedum is considered to be edible, eaten raw or used as a unique addition to soups or stir-fry. Note: use caution, as high consumption may cause stomach upset.


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