Stonecrop

Sedum cauticola

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Stonecrop (Sedum cauticola)
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.

Overview

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
Type
Perennials

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