Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'Item #7073 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Attractive in all seasons, this perennial succulent features fleshy green leaves edged in white, taking on a pink blush in cooler weather. Ground-hugging stems spread to make an easy care groundcover. An excellent choice for rock gardens or containers. Evergreen except in coldest climates.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPEW-ri-umDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkDesign 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 light value foliage contrast.Companion PlantsLittle Bluestem (Schizachyrium); Hens and Chicks (Echeveria); Yarrow (Achillea); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Cranesbill (Geranium); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average to very lean, well-drained soil. Takes light shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established in landscape. Take care not to overwater. As groundcover, space plants 12 to 15 in. apart, closer for faster fill. Fertilize sparingly.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Sedum is classified into the Crassulaceae, containing about 600 species. This species is native to the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.Lore:The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.