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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

Zone:

5

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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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

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
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

White
Blue

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging