White Stonecrop

Sedum album

Grow mounds of beautiful succulent foliage with this classic evergreen groundcover. Green leaves change to reddish-brown as the weather cools. A perfect choice for easy-care borders, containers, or rock-gardens.
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Full sun

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

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Botanical PronunciationSEE-dum AL-bum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Green Roof, Rock Garden, Ground Cover, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLittle Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Thrives in well-drained soils. Takes light shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Water deeply and regularly the first season to establish a root system; less often once established. Take care not to overwater. Fertilize sparingly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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