• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Ground hugging foliage to 2 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Succulent Groundcover
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPUR-ee-um
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Ground hugging foliage to 2 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design 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 lush green filler.
    Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    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: Low
    Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Sedum is classified into the Crassulaceae, containing about 600 species. This species is native to the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe. The variety was discovered by Dr. John Creech, former director of the U.S. National Arboretum, in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens in 1971.
    The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.