Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’

(Red Carpet Stonecrop)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Sedum spurium, commonly called Caucasian stonecrop or two row stonecrop, is a low-growing, sprawling, mat-forming sedum or stonecrop that is commonly grown as a ground cover. It is native to the Caucusus. This is an evergreen plant that typically rises only 3-6” tall but spreads to 18-24” wide by creeping, branching stems that easily root at the nodes. Bloom from late spring to mid-summer (June-July in St. Louis) atop upright reddish flower stems. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Description

Easily grown in acidic, average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Likes sandy or gravelly soils. Tolerates poor soils. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Drought tolerant. Avoid overwatering. Plants may be sited 12” apart when grown as a ground cover. Easily propagated by cuttings or division. Plants spread easily (root where nodes touch the ground). Cut a leaf from a healthy sedum with about 1-2″ of stem and plant the stem with the leaf above soil. Plants are evergreen in warm winter climates.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Red Carpet Stonecrop

Botanical Name

Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

4-6"

Width

24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late Spring and summer

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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