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Sedum reflexum (Blue Spruce Stonecrop)

Blue Spruce Stonecrop


Deservedly popular, Sedum reflexum (Blue Spruce Stonecrop) is a low growing, mat-forming, evergreen perennial adorned with blue-green needle-like leaves, arranged around the lax stems like spruce needles. Clusters of bright yellow, star-shaped flowers create a smashing floral display in summer. Vigorous, Blue Spruce Stonecrop spreads quickly and can be used as a charming groundcover and as a lawn substitute in hot, dry locations. It is also wonderful spilling over rock walls and cascading from containers. Very hardy, drought tolerant once established, this is a wonderful sedum worth growing for its amazing foliage and luminous flowers.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in poor to moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils.Water occasionally once established. Protect from excessive winter wet.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, containers, as a groundcover or edging plant.
  • Virtually disease and pest free.
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 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 Sedum - Stonecrops
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 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 Sedum - Stonecrops
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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