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Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

23 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

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
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral vossner On Dec 21, 2014, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rating neutral b/c, as sedums go, this one is too delicate for me. It is a beautiful and showy specimen but too much sun, or too much water will kill it fast. Might be better grown as an indoor plant.

Neutral candyaj1567 On Oct 21, 2009, candyaj1567 from Swansea, SC wrote:

Can someone that has ACTUALLY grown this plant please help me, I have been reading conflicting information about the sun exposure and hardiness of this plant as well as other Sedum spathulifolium's.

I live in South Carolina, Zone 8a, it is mild in the winter and hot and very humid in the summers.

Can someone please tell me
1. Sun exposure, full sun or shade?
2. is this an evergreen?
3. is the sun exposure and the hardiness the same for all spathulifoliums?

Thanks very much for your help.


Positive Scorpioangel On Aug 31, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

wonderful color, but a very brittle little plant. But you can root the pieces just by sticking them in the ground. A nice looking planting is with a dark colored Sempervivum. The contrast is great.

Neutral DougC On Apr 27, 2005, DougC from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Just purchased this S. spathulifolium few weeks ago, one of the more interesting and beautiful sedums. Have it planted in wide mouth pot, to allow plenty of room to spread out. Has a sort of silver-gray white hue, and have it located in full sun. Summer bloomer with yellow flowers.

Positive Happenstance On Apr 15, 2005, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Beautiful gray-white color on this slow grower, colors up in the winter months with red-dark green hues on the older leaves, but returns to white coloration come spring.

Should be put in a protected place......away from any foot traffic or where you might want to cultivate the soil around it. It is fairly brittle, but the broken pieces will root easily.


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

Castro Valley, California
Clayton, California
Knights Landing, California
Los Angeles, California
Ridgecrest, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Sonoma, California
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Cleveland, Ohio
Haviland, Ohio
Warren, Ohio
Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
New Holland, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Crossville, Tennessee
Ogden, Utah
Kalama, Washington
Sequim, Washington
White Center, Washington

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