Stonecrop - Sedum spathulifolium
Latin name:
Sedum spathulifolium

Description: These succulent plants bring pleasing variation in form and colour to the less hospitable parts of the garden where the soil is poor and often parched. For this reason, many of the more prostrate species are used for green roofs on buildings. They range from tiny mat forming species to larger ones like the hybrid S. ‘Autumn Joy’ at around 60cm. Which ever size chosen, they all make excellent Mediterranean garden plants.

Hardiness: Mostly hardy

Height: 5cm to 60c

Position: Full sun

Soil: Fairly poor, well drained soils

Water: Very drought tolerant once established

Any position that gets hot during the summer months, especially rocky areas and on roofs, where as the larger types work well in mixed borders

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