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Stonecrop

Sedum cauticola

This Japanese native is perfect for the rock garden. It is a compact species with blue-green foliage and pink stems, and bears purplish-red flowers in fall. Sedum cauticola grows to about 3 inches tall and a foot wide.

CareProvide moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. It is fairly adaptable.

PropagationTake stem cuttings or root leaves in early summer; start seed in fall; divide in spring.

ProblemsMealybugs, scale insects, slugs, snails.

  • Genus : Sedum
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
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  1. mmiggymetoomm 04/20/2015

    That's really nice, but where are we supposed to buy these plants?

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