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Sedum sarmentosa

Also called Trailing Stonecrop, Whorled Stonecrop


More About Sedum sarmentosa

  • Low, trailing habit
  • Yellow, flower clusters appear on light green to pale purple stems
  • Lance-shaped, smooth, light green leaves are 2.5 x 1 cm long
  • Habitats include roadsides and waste ground
  • Suitable for green roofs
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Interesting Notes:

Introduced to Ontario and has natualized throughout eastern North America

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Genus Overview: Sedum

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Sedum are some of the most versitile perennials on the planet. Best grown in an average to dry, extremely well-drained soil, in full sun. They are valued for their ability to handle intense heat, and hardy enough to survive the harshest of winters, making them a perferred plant to use in xeriscaping. Most sedum can tolerate short periods of wet or shade, but note, sun and moisture levels directly effect the colour and growing habits of every sedum. Taller cultivars will benefit from pruning 6-8 weeks prior to bloom time (cut back to about 1/3) to encourage a sturdier, compact habit and prevent the heavy, flower clusters from flopping over.

Sedum sarmentosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing
Border/edging