Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
More About Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
- Rosettes of tiny, succulent, blue leaves with a powdery-white overlay
- Star-shaped, yellow, flower clusters rise just above the foliage
- Evergreen foliage has an attractive, red tinge in cooler weather
- Suitable for troughs and scree gardens
- Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Spoon-leaved Stonecrop Growing and Maintenance Tips
'Cape Blanco' may not be as reliable as other sedum cultivars but is still hardy to Zone 5. Winter wet may cause root rot. Loss of this species is often confused with hardiness issues.
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 spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Landscape usesRooftop (extensive)