Cape Blanco Stonecrop

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

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Native to the Pacific Northwest, this rugged little silvery succulent is hyper versatile. Rosettes borne on traveling stems make standout groundcover. Perfect for rock garden or rock wall nooks and containers with well drained soil. Clusters of tiny yellow flowers contrast nicely with the bright foliage in late spring to summer. Evergreen succulent. Full to partial sun. Moderate growiing 2 to 4 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationSEE-dum spath-you-lif-FOH-lee-um
LoreThe 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureSucculent Groundcover

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.

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