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Variegated Stonecrop

Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'

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.
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Full sun

Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationSEE-dum SPEW-ri-um
LoreThe genus is from the Latin verb sedere, to sit, which describes the procumbent growth habit of many species.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design 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 light value foliage contrast.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLittle Bluestem (Schizachyrium); Hens and Chicks (Echeveria); Yarrow (Achillea); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Cranesbill (Geranium); Tickseed (Coreopsis)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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