Sedum spathulifolium, or broad-leaf stonecrop, is native to the Pacific Northwest, from the Northern California Siskiyous to Olympic National Park and southern Vancouver Island, ranging in altitude from coastal bluffs to alpine crevices. Bright yellow flowers and in spring and early summer adorn compact succulent foliage. The plant is edible. ‘Cape Blanco’ has silvery foliage that develops a red-purple tint in cold weather.
A classic hardy succulent, sedums are near-indestructible groundcovers surviving heat, cold, drought, poor soil, and even excess water. They are excellent choices for rock gardens, rock walls, container plantings, green roofs, living walls, landscape groundcover applications, and much more.
- Medium: This plant is sold locally in a 3.5″ pot.
- Max height: 6″
- Max spread: 12″
- Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-10
- Light: Full sun to shade
- Water: 1x per week during the heat of summer
- Soil: Well-drained