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Sedum spathulifolium
Sedum spathulifolium

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Sedum spathulifolium

Crassulaceae
Cacti and succulents, Ground covers, Perennials

SEDUM

Native to many parts of the world. Some are quite hardy to cold, others fairly tender; some are tiny and trailing, others much larger and upright. Fleshy leaves are evergreen (unless otherwise noted) but highly variable in size, shape, and color. Typically small, star-shaped flowers, sometimes brightly colored, are usually borne in fairly large clusters.

Sedum spathulifolium

Spoonshaped, 1/2–1-in. blue-green leaves tinged with reddish purple are packed into rosettes on short, trailing stems. Light yellow flowers bloom in spring and summer. Use it as ground cover (set plants 1– 1/2 ft. apart), in rock garden. Very drought tolerant.

Sedum spathulifolium ‘Purpureum’
Sedum spathulifolium ‘Purpureum’

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Purpureum

This variety has deep purple foliage.

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