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Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce' (stonecrop)

Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce'

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A dense mat of conifer-like blue foliage forms a tight, weed resistant groundcover in any sunny location. In June deep mauve pink stems rise to 10" and are topped with brilliant yellow flowers. 'Blue Spruce' grows quickly and is easy to maintain even in the most unwelcome of sites. Great for rock walls, green roofs, walkways and containers. Evergreen in warmer zones.

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Height

3-6 Inches

Spread

12-24 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

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 reflexum 'Blue Spruce' 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.

Good Substitutions

stonecrop Sedum sieboldii
stonecrop Sedum cauticolum 'Lidakense'
watch chain stonecrop Sedum sexangulare
stonecrop Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Dry
Average
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Propagation Type
Vegetative