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Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' (Schorbuser Blut)

Also called Stonecrop


More About Sedum spurium Dragon's Blood ('Schorbuser Blut')

  • AKA Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'
  • Low, mat-like trailing habit
  • Clusters of ruby-red, star-shaped flowers
  • Dense mats of bronze-green foliage in the summer
  • Leaves turn purple-red in the fall and are considered semi-evergreen
  • In winter, old growth withers away to reveal new rosettes set for the new year
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer
  • Flower Height: 15 cm
  • Foliage Height: 10 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

8-10 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Red
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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 spurium Dragon's Blood ('Schorbuser Blut') Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green
Burgundy

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' (Schorbuser Blut)

Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

Two-row Stonecrop

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Two-row Stonecrop