Also called Whorled Stonecrop, Wild Stonecrop
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
Introduced to Ontario and has naturalized throughout the province.
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
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
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