Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'

Crassulaceae

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Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'
 

Habitat: sunny places

Flowering: late summer

Height: 10 cm

Width: 60 cm

Soil: with grit

Sedums (stonecrops) are easy plants with succulent foliage, often brightly coloured, either all year or at certain seasons. In this group are the small varieties, suitable for rock gardens, raised beds and troughs. There are clusters of starry flowers, often yellow, but there are also pink and white ones.

Sedum spurium 'Tricolor' is a mat forming ground cover plant with green, white and red leaves. Pink flowers in late summer.
SWV-9
9 cm pot £4.00

Sedum - small varieties - some other suggestions
sedum_album_coral_carpet.jpg Sedum album 'Coral Carpet' has yellow flowers that grow from vibrant gold succulent foliage.
sedum_bertram_anderson.jpg Sedum 'Bertram Anderson' is an excellent plant for a sunny, well-drained place, with its purplish grey leaves perfectly matched to the deep rosy pink flowers, which are produced in great abundance from early autumn.
invisible.gif Sedum divergens is known as 'spreading stonecrop', and is an excellent ground-cover plant, spreading to form a low carpet of fleshy green leaves with sparking yellow starry flowers. It is native to western North America.
invisible.gif Sedum ewersii is a collection from the Himalaya. It forms a low, non-spreading mound or mat of rounded, blue-green leaves, with clusters of rosy pink starry flowers. It is deciduous in winter, and if you have time, trim it to the ground before growth starts in the spring.
invisible.gif Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold' has low-growing rosettes of mid-green leaves, in summer thick with golden yellow, starry flowers.
sedum_oreganum.jpg Sedum oreganum has evergreen, spoon-shaped green leaves which become dark red in summer and autumn. Flat panicles of golden, starry flowers are produced in summer.
invisible.gif Sedum pilosum is an unusual little sedum, with rosettes that look just like a small sempervivum, from which arise 10 cm stems with big clusters of many bright pink flowers. It is biennial, but you can safely let it self seed. It comes from the Caucasus.
sedum_spathulifolium_purpureum.jpg Sedum spathulifolium 'Purpureum' is a variety in which the mats of glaucous grey leaves become purple red, giving a striking tri-coloured effect when the yellow flowers are out - but in my view it is more attractive and restrained at other times.
invisible.gif Sedum spurium is a mat-forming plant, also known as Caucasian stonecrop, with rosy or bright red flowers.
sedum_spurium_dragons_blood.jpg Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' is an extremely easy plant for a rock garden or raised bed, but it equally rewarding. The spreading stems have fleshy, red leaves (presumably the colour of dragons' blood - although I thought that was black), and the heads of many small, starry, reddish pink flowers stand out against this background.
sedum_spurium_ruby_mantle_close.jpg Sedum spurium 'Ruby Mantle' makes mats of dark red and green evergreen leaves.
invisible.gif Sedum 'Vera Jameson' has a spreading habit with succulent bluish, purple leaves, which darken to burgundy-purple. Pink flowers appear in summer.