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Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' (Caucasian Stonecrop)

Stonecrop 'Dragon's Blood', Dragon's Blood Stonecrop, Sedum spurium 'Schorbuser Blut', Phedimus spurius 'Dragon's Blood', Sedum spurium Dragon's Blood


A long-time favorite, Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' (Caucasian Stonecrop) is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with fleshy, rounded, bright green leaves adorned with burgundy on the edges, deepening to bronze-red in summer before changing to brilliant red in fall. Sitting atop short stems, clusters of small, ruby-red, starry flowers appear in summer. Drought tolerant, 'Dragon's Blood' can withstand poor, dry soil conditions. Best when planted in groups or massed as a ground cover. A striking border or rock garden subject too!

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4-6 in. tall (10-15 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun, in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates some light shade.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, containers, as a groundcover or edging plant.
  • Virtually disease and pest free. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!
  • Propagate by seed or division.
  • Sedum spurium species is native to the Caucusus.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Sedum - Stonecrops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
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
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Sedum - Stonecrops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
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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