Cape Blanco Stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SEE-dum spath-you-lif-FOH-lee-um|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Succulent 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9