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Sedum spathulifolium ‘Purpureum’ (Broadleaf Stonecrop)

Stonecrop 'Purpureum', Spoon-Leaved Stonecrop 'Purpureum', Pacific Stonecrop, Purple Broadleaf Stonecrop, Purple Spoon-leaved Stonecrop, Purple Stonecrop

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Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum', Stonecrop 'Purpureum', Spoon-Leaved Stonecrop 'Purpureum', Pacific Stonecrop, Broadleaf Stonecrop, Purple Sedum, Succulent

Well-behaved, award-winner Sedum spathulifolium ‘Purpureum’ (Broadleaf Stonecrop) is a ground-hugging evergreen perennial forming an attractive carpet of fleshy, spoon-shaped, reddish-purple and silver leaves, which whorl around the tips, creating cute rosettes. Attractive to butterflies, clusters of bright yellow starry flowers appear atop short, thick stems in summer. Although hardy, this sedum does not overwinter reliably in regions with wet and freezing winters. A great choice for rock gardens, decorative containers. It makes a lovely groundcover, particularly in the Pacific Northwest where it thrives.

  • Recipient of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows with a spreading and sprawling habit up to 4-6 in. tall (10-15 cm) and 8-12 in. wide (20-30 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in moderately fertile well-drained soils. Protect from excessive winter wet.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, containers or for garden edging.
  • Cut back after flowering to maintain shape
  • Watch for slugs, snails, vine weevil or root rot.
  • Propagate by seed or division in spring

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" - 12"
(20cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden
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Sedum pachyclados (Gray Stonecrop)
Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’ (Golden Japanese Stonecrop)

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" - 12"
(20cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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