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Sedum spurium John Creech

Red Sedum spurium John Creech, Sedum spurium, Stonecrop



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Sedum are an easy-to-grow groundcover creates a lush carpet of foliage with small, light green leaves and soft pink flowers. Perfect for rock walls, this Sedum will grow almost anywhere. (Sedum spurium)

Zones 3 - 9
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 3-6" tall, 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to Late Summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot

Plant Information

About the Sedums: These perennial plants enjoy gritty, fast-draining soil, and must have full hot sun. Theyre really desert plants, so give them sharp drainage. (Sedums are often called Succulents, due to their thickened moisture-retentive leaves, and yes, the short ones include the famous Hen and Chicks from grandmothers garden.)

Once sedums are established, youve assured yourself of loads of perennial interest for the later months when most garden flowers are gone.

Common Name Stonecrop
Botanical Name Sedum spurium
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 3-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to Late Summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Green leaves with bronzy maroon highlights.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Groundcover, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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