Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'
Pronunciation: SEE-dum SPEW-ri-um
|Description||Attractive in all seasons, this perennial succulent features fleshy green leaves edged in white, taking on a pink blush in cooler weather. Ground-hugging stems spread to make an easy care groundcover. An excellent choice for rock gardens or containers. Evergreen except in coldest climates.|
|Watering||Allow soil to dry between waterings.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form|
|Landscape Use||Container, Poolside, Ground Cover|
|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 light value foliage contrast.|
|Companion Plants||Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium); Hens and Chicks (Echeveria); Yarrow (Achillea); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Cranesbill (Geranium); Tickseed (Coreopsis)|
|Care||Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soil. Takes light shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established in landscape. Take care not to overwater. As groundcover, space plants 12 to 15 in. apart, closer for faster fill. Fertilize sparingly.|
|Lore||The genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.|
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