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SEDUM reflexum

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Family

Crassulaceae

Botanical Name

SEDUM reflexum

Plant Common Name

Jenny's Stonecrop

General Description

Often going as Sedum rupestre, this fine-textured stonecrop is a robust, creeping, evergreen perennial from Europe. Hardy, sun-loving and drought tolerant, it is grown for its carpets of narrow, fleshy, needle-like foliage. The leaves are typically blue-green and often become tinged with orange or red in winter. Flat-topped clusters of small yellow star-like flowers open in July atop nodding stems that become erect. Bumblebees and butterflies visit the flowers.

A rock garden favorite, this stonecrop prefers full sun and well drained soil. It also works well as a wall, patio, or container plant, or as a small-scale groundcover for sunny slopes. It often self-sows.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Cactus or Succulent

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Blue Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Blue Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Blue Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Green, Burgundy, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes