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Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: rupestre (rue-PES-tree) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Spruce

Synonym:Petrosedum rupestre
Synonym:Sedum reflexum
Synonym:Sedum pinifolium
Synonym:Sedum pruniatum

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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7 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jazzy1okc On Jun 13, 2011, jazzy1okc from Oklahoma City, OK wrote:

This sedum does very well in OKC, zone 7 or 7 b. I have it scattered about the yard where other types of ground cover have a difficult time growing because of the heat, poor soil, or slope. I've tried other sedum but this is the most reliable for me.

Positive dicentra63 On Jun 28, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a cute little guy, but it is no match for bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). When I go to untangle it from the bindweed, its fragile little leaves and stems break off like spun glass.

Positive Lady_fern On Oct 22, 2006, Lady_fern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a wonderful little groundcover. Mine is growing in gravel around my mailbox. When it spreads out farther than I want it, it is easily pulled up; the roots are shallow. When it blooms, it is a sea of gold, but be sure to deadhead immediately. The year that I let the flowers go to seed, it looked very unattractive once I finally cut the seedheads off and didn't look good again until the next spring. It was just spent and floppy and sparse. Since then, though, it's been full and vigorous--really filling in its space well.

Positive MotherNature4 On Apr 29, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I purchased this plant in a hanging basket several months ago. I hope it will make it in the hot, humid summer of central Florida. Anyone with experience?

Positive Gindee77 On May 20, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a very prolific and healthy sedum in my zone 5 garden. Winter doesn't even faze it! It spreads slowly and is non-invasive and it adds a nice touch to a rock garden.

Positive tinygarden On Apr 29, 2005, tinygarden from Chicago, IL wrote:

I grew this plant in 5b with no problems. It can get too leggy as a groundcover on its own, but it makes a lovely addition to a rock garden. The blue-green foliage contrasts well with deep red & green sedums & sempervivums. A slow spreader compared to Sedum album. Tolerated very dry, shallow soil and filtered shade.

Neutral jhyshark On Jun 19, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Nice color of foliage, doesn't bloom consistently- some years not at all, likes to grow out of it's space rather than fill in.

Positive saya On Apr 13, 2004, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This sedum grows like a weed in my garden. At the other hand it provides in wintergreens and it likes to grow under my Leylandii hedge...a difficult place for plants. In earlier days it was also used as a vegetable ( in soups, dressingss, raw in salads...taste is sour with a touch of bitterness) and as a herb (should help to stop bleedings, cure ulcers and open wounds). Here in Netherlands we call it Tripmadam..
Propagation is very easy. Just break or cut of pieces of the plant and plant it where ever you want it to grow. It roots quick.
Sedums can be very well used as a roofcover..they need nearly no soil to grow and can stand harsh conditions like heat and sun.

Neutral pleb On Aug 24, 2003, pleb from Plymouth,
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Plymouth, UK. Sedum rupestre is a synonym for Sedum reflexum. In this area it is commonly naturalized on old walls. It originates from continental Europe. Not garden-worthy here.


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

, (2 reports)
Auburn, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
Dothan, Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Cambria, California
Clayton, California
Clovis, California
Desert View Highlands, California
Fairfield, California
Knights Landing, California
Los Angeles, California
Menifee, California
Indian Hills, Colorado
Bartow, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Monroe, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Hampton, Illinois
Jacksonville, Illinois
Springfield, Illinois
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Johnston, Iowa
Sioux Center, Iowa
Murray, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hessmer, Louisiana
Laurel, Maryland
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Scottville, Michigan
Marietta, Mississippi
La Luz, New Mexico
Cicero, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Weaverville, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Medora, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Clyde, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Dallas, Oregon
Newberg, Oregon
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Clarksville, Tennessee
Gainesboro, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Madison, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Abilene, Texas
Austin, Texas (3 reports)
Bryan, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Garland, Texas
Princeton, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Putney, Vermont
Leesburg, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Puyallup, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Spokane, Washington
White Center, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin (2 reports)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming

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