John Creech Stonecrop
Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SEE-dum SPUR-ee-um|
|Lore||The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Ground hugging foliage to 2 in. tall, 6 to 12 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Easy 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Succulent Groundcover|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9