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Sedum spathulifolium

Broadleaf Stonecrop

Stonecrop

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This well-behaved stonecrop species is an excellent edging or rock garden plant particularly for hot dry sites; a low, slow spreading cushion or carpet of powdery blue-green leaves; bright yellow flowers make a lovely late summer display

Description

This well-behaved stonecrop species is an excellent edging or rock garden plant particularly for hot dry sites; a low, slow spreading cushion or carpet of powdery blue-green leaves; bright yellow flowers make a lovely late summer display

Landscape Attributes

Broadleaf Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Broadleaf Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Broadleaf Stonecrop will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 inches (6 inches with the flowers)

12 inches

poor

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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