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SEDUM spurium 'Tricolor'

Image of Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'

James Burghardt

Family

Crassulaceae

Botanical Name

SEDUM spurium 'Tricolor'

Plant Common Name

Tricolor Sedum, Tworow Stonecrop

General Description

This evergreen succulent groundcover is notable for its leaves colored jade-green, pink and cream-white. Like other cultivars of two-row stonecrop it is a vigorous, branching, low-growing plant. The species is native to the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Though mainly grown for its colorful leaves, 'Tricolor' flowers from early summer to late summer. The small star-shaped flowers are pink and appear in domed clusters. They are very attractive to honey bees and other pollinators.

This plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Because of its short stature it is most visible at the front of beds and borders, or the edge of retaining walls, where it readily tolerates the dry hot conditions.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    0"-4" / 0.0cm - 10.2cm

  • Width

    0"-24" / 0.0cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Green, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Green, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Green, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    White, Green, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • 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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No