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Sedum spurium 'John Creech' (stonecrop)

Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

stonecrop

(syn. Phedimus spurius)

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

Spread

12 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

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.

Good Substitutions

stonecrop Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'
stonecrop Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'
stonecrop Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides'
watch chain stonecrop Sedum sexangulare

Key Characteristics & Attributes

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

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Attributes
Ornamental Foliage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Propagation Type
Vegetative