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Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ (Caucasian Stonecrop)

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Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’, Stonecrop 'Red Carpet', Red Carpet Stonecrop, Two Row Stonecrop 'Red Carpet, Phedimus spurius 'Red Carpet', Sedum spurium 'Atropurpureum', Sedum spurium 'Coccineum, Sedum spurium 'Elizabeth'

Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’ (Caucasian Stonecrop) is mat-forming evergreen perennial with fleshy, bronze and green leaves that turn beet-red in fall and winter. The striking foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. Sitting atop short stems, clusters of deep reddish-pink, star-shaped flowers appear in summer. Drought tolerant, ‘Red Carpet’ can withstand poor, dry soil conditions. Wonderful as a ground cover, in the rock garden, along walkways or cascading over stone walls.

  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 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.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
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 Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
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 Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
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 3 - 8
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 Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
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 Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
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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