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Sedum spurium 'John Creech' (Stonecrop)

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

Stonecrop

Dr. John Creech, former director of the U.S. National Arboretum, discovered this little beauty in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens in 1971. The small, scalloped green leaves of this weed-smothering groundcover are topped with rose pink flowers in late summer and fall. It is very hardy, vigorous and gorgeous weaving in and out of stepping stones or along a garden path. Ideal for green roofs, rock gardens and containers as well. Tolerant of light shade.

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Height

3-6 Inches

Bloom Color

Rose Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Stonecrop Interesting Notes

Genus name from Latin sedo meaning to sit, refering to manner in which plants "sit" on walls; common name refers to manner in which many species live on stoney ledges; except for spurium native to Caucasus and ternatum native to eastern U.S., mostly native to Asia; many species have been reassigned by some authorities to the genus Hylotelephium. - Dr. Leonard Perry, Professor, University of Vermont

Sedum spurium 'John Creech' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average to dry, well-drained soil in full sun. Intolerant of wet soils. Propagate by seed and cuttings, although division seems to be the easiest for most. Excellent as a perennial border, in rock gardens, or as a groundcover or container plant.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Dry Sun