Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Japanese 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

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, become a member today.

Get complete site access to decades of expert advice, regional content, and more, plus the print magazine.

Start your FREE trial