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Sedum album (White Stonecrop)

Hardy Baby Tears, White Stonecrop, Tall White Stonecrop, Thick-Leaved Stonecrop, Worm Grass, Sedum athoum, Sedum serpentini

Sedum album, White Stonecrop, Tall White Stonecrop, Thick-Leaved Stonecrop, Worm Grass, Hardy Baby Tears, Sedum athoum, Sedum serpentini
Sedum album, White Stonecrop, Tall White Stonecrop, Thick-Leaved Stonecrop, Worm Grass, Hardy Baby Tears, Sedum athoum, Sedum serpentini
Sedum album, White Stonecrop, Tall White Stonecrop, Thick-Leaved Stonecrop, Worm Grass, Hardy Baby Tears, Sedum athoum, Sedum serpentini

Drought and heat tolerant, Sedum album (White Stonecrop) is a low growing, mat-forming, evergreen succulent perennial with a dense foliage of small, fleshy, finger-shaped, green leaves. The leaves take on a red flush in the fall and winter. Moisture also affects the leaf coloration. In dry spells, this sedum darkens to red or brown. With ample water, the foliage greens up. Clusters of tiny, star-shaped, white flowers bloom just above the foliage in midsummer. Attractive in full flower, the plant is visited by scores of butterflies. Vigorous, Sedum album spreads along the ground by creeping stems which root at the nodes. Very versatile, it can be used to create a pretty groundcover, between stepping stones, or in rock gardens. It is also wonderful in containers where the foliage and flowers can be enjoyed throughout the season. A popular choice for green roofs.

  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm). 
  • Performs best in full sun, in poor to moderately fertile, alkaline to neutral, dry to moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates very light shade. Drought and heat tolerant once established.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, coastal gardens, containers, as a groundcover.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!
  • Trim back after flowering to maintain shape.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.
  • Native to Europe, Siberia, Western Asia and North Africa.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Stonecrop, Sedum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United Kingdom
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’ (Golden Japanese Stonecrop)
Sedum tetractinum (Chinese Stonecrop)

Recommended Companion Plants

Sedum acre (Gold Moss)
Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ (Caucasian Stonecrop)
Sempervivum ‘Hart 8’ (Hens and Chicks)
Sempervivum ‘Kalinda’ (Hens and Chicks)

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Sedum (Stonecrop)
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Stonecrop, Sedum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United Kingdom
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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