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Sedum ternatum

Also called Whorled Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop


Wendy VanDyk Evans, Bugwood.org

Wendy VanDyk Evans, Bugwood.org

More About Sedum ternatum

  • White, star-shaped flowers occur in three-branched, terminal clusters
  • Spreads by creeping stems which root at the nodes
  • Small (2 cm), rounded, fleshy, succulent-like leaves
  • Bright green leaves appear in whorled threes
  • Bloom Time: Mid May to late June

Interesting Notes:

Introduced to Ontario and has naturalized throughout the province.

Zone:

3

Height:

10-12 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Woodland Stonecrop Growing and Maintenance Tips

Sedum ternatum grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. 


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 ternatum 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

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Spreading
Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge
Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing