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Sedum cauticola (Cliff Stonecrop)

Cliff Stonecrop, Cliff Dwelling Stonecrop, Hylotelephium cauticola

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Sedum cauticola, Cliff Stonecrop, Cliff Dwelling Stonecrop, Evergreen Succulent, Evergreen Sedum

Sedum cauticola (Cliff Stonecrop) is a low growing, carpet-forming, succulent perennial with trailing stems bearing rounded, pink-tinged gray-green leaves. In early fall, clusters of pale purplish-pink, star-shaped flowers look handsome against the gray foliage. Native to Japan, Sedum cauticola spreads by underground stolons, slowly forming spreading mats. It is the perfect sedum to tuck into a rockery or other small spaces in the garden. It is also wonderful in containers where the foliage and flowers can be enjoyed throughout the season.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 2-3 in. tall (5-7 cm) and 8-12 in. wide (20-30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in poor to moderately fertile, alkaline to neutral, dry to moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect for beds and borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, containers, edging or as a groundcover.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, vine weevil or root rot.
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!
  • Trim back after flowering to maintain shape.
  • Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings of non-flowering stems.
  • Sedum cauticola is native to Japan.

Requirements

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

Hardiness 4 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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