Pacific Stonecrop, Broadleaf Stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: spathulifolium (spath-yoo-lif-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
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Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Succulent

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Knights Landing, California

Richmond, California

Cleveland, Ohio

Dallas, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 28, 2008, growin from Beautiful, BC (Zone 9b) wrote:

This native plant has always been a favourite of mine. I spent summers and weekends on the Gulf Islands and this plant is found growing on the sandstone beaches amongst the large expanses of moss. It often draped over sandstone edges or in crevices. Sometimes there would be bright red plants or blue-grey plants but they always seemed happiest growing on the sandstone rock with minimal soil. Wet cool winters didn't seem to bother them but they never took to garden culture or looked that great with moisture and good soil. I should pick up a plant for my garden but I'll be sure to plant it on a sandstone rock.