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Sedum cauticola (Stonecrop)

Sedum cauticola Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Sedum cauticola Common Name: Stonecrop Genus: Sedum
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.
Care: Provide moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. It is fairly adaptable.
Propagation: Take stem cuttings or root leaves in early summer; start seed in fall; divide in spring.
Problems: Mealybugs, scale insects, slugs, snails.
Height Less than 6 in.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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