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Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

More About Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

  • AKA Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
  • Low, mat-like, trailing habit
  • Clusters of deep crimson, 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:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Crimson
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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 'Coccineum' 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
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Red
Bronze
Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

Sedum spurium 'Fuldaglut'

Sedum spurium 'Fuldaglut'

Two-row Stonecrop

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Two-row Stonecrop