Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)
Sedum spectabile (Stonecrop) are succulent clump forming herbaceous perennials. From late summer until late autumn they bear heads of small star-shaped flowers making it a perfect plant to attract butterflies to the garden.
Plant profileCommon name: Stonecrop
Scientific name: Sedum spectabile
Plant type: Perennials
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Spread: 10cm - 50cm
Flower color: Pink
Season of interest: Autumn
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Coastal, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: Drought resistant
How to plant Sedum spectabile (Stonecrop)
Grow Sedum in full sun positions. They prefer fertile, well drained soil. As they have succulent parts you immediately know they don’t like damp soil and are drought resistant. They are prone to roots rot if the soil doesn’t drain well. If your soil is heavy, add some grit to it to improve drainage before planting sedums.
How to propagate
Propagate Sedum by division in Spring. It can be also reproduced by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer.