John Creech Stonecrop
John Creech Stonecrop
Sedum spurium 'John Creech'Item #1182 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Small, scalloped green leaves form a durable, weed smothering groundcover. Small pink flowers create a layer of color over the lush carpet of foliage. Foliage and stems develop deep burgundy tones as cooler temperatures arrive. A fine selection for spotting in rock walls and rock gardens, or containers. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum SPUR-ee-umDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Ground hugging foliage to 2 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:FallFlower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationEasily 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:Partial to 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. The variety was discovered by Dr. John Creech, former director of the U.S. National Arboretum, in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens in 1971.Lore:The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.