Live-Forever
Sedum purpureum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: purpureum (pur-PUR-ee-um) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Brigantine, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 10, 2012, HL_Nursery777 from Dunnellon, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Live-Forever has small, pink to purple, star shaped flowers that are in clusters, and they appear in July- September. It is common around roadsides, open areas, fields, and also in disturbed areas. It is native to Europe, and frequently escapes from cultivation here. It is not a crazy weed, but still, it may be a little weedy, as it does escape from cultivation. It's name refers to it's ability to regenerate from any fragments left behind after removal. So if you plant it, you may be stuck with it for life! A very pretty plant, though!

Happy Gardening!

Dustin