| Sedum cauticola (25) plants
Common name: Stonecrop
Zones 3 to 9.
Plants reach 2 inches tall and 10 inches wide; very low-growing semi-evergreen groundcover.
Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow.
Rounded, blue-grey leaves are heavily dappled with purple; purple stems. In late summer, pink flowers emerge and ripen to carmine-red. Planted as a low-maintenance groundcover, Sedum cauticola forms a solid foliage mat to blanket a slope or any sunny, dry area. A miniature, spreading sedum that fits a small-space garden or rockery.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 1993
Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but it is extremely urban tolerant. Sedum can be grown in highly stressful sites around rockery with thin, poor, or very dry soils, of various pH, low fertility, extreme heat, drought, and high light reflectance; however, it is not tolerant of wet or poorly drained soils. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most Sedum varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade; however, lower growing types will survive in partial shade.
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Thick, succulent leaves which can store water, allow established sedum to withstand periods of drought. Divide sedum every 3 to 4 years to maintain compact growth habit. Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases.
Excellent as a border plant, container, cut flower or foliage, dried flower or seed heads, drought tolerant, ground cover, mass plantings, and salt tolerant. Attracts butterflies, Rabbit resistant.
Shipped bare root.