Cape Blanco Stonecrop
Cape Blanco Stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'Item #3428 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Brilliant silvery leaves make this a great choice for use as a groundcover, pathway accent, in rock gardens, or in mixed succulent containers. Clusters of tiny yellow flowers contrast nicely with the foliage, which takes on an attractive purplish tinge in cool weather. Thrives in the Pacific Northwest. Foliage is edible. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum spath-you-lif-FOH-lee-umDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleRusticCompanion PlantsBlue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Candytuft (Iberis); St. John's Wort (Hypericum)
- CareCare InformationRequires 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This is a cultivar of Sedum spathulifolium, which is native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S.; specifically to Northwest Oregon.Lore: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.