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Category: Alpines and Rock Gardens Groundcovers Perennials Cactus and Succulents
Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)
Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness: 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: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Grown for foliage Evergreen Bronze-Green Succulent
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From leaf cuttings From herbaceous stem cuttings
On Apr 18, 2012, DallasNative from Garland, TX wrote:
I just recently planted this in my garden in Garland, TX. So far, it's doing great!! I ordered it from an online nursery and didn't realize it was a ground cover. I'm new to doing much gardening, other than planting bulbs and containers of flowers, so I thought I had some strange weeds. After pulling a bunch up, I got to wondering. So, I got online, found this site and learned about my mistake. Luckily it grows fast so I'm hoping it will be forgiving and fill back in. It's planted in full sun and has been planted for three weeks now.
On May 27, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
This sedum works well in combination with Kamschatca Stonecrop which have greener leaves and yellow flowers for me. Dragon Blood is rated partial shade. Dragon Blood Sedum would works well in the Eastern United States - it can shrug off heavy snow cover, heavy rains, cold winters, and hot summers.
On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Love this ground-hugging sedum. It is absolutely care-free, which I really like! Stays evergreen for me in my zone.
SEDUM spurium Dragon's Blood - Short - Plant 10" apart. Brilliant red flowers in the summer. Dense green low foliage is tinged wine red.
Good for hot dry spots, groundcover, best selection for the coldest areas.
On Aug 17, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:
Dragon's Blood combines the best of perennial attributes.. a lovely bloom and interesting foliage. Even before mine blooms in early August, the foliage begins taking on that rosy hue. Like most sedum, it roots easily from stem cuttings.
On Jun 6, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
A REALLY nice little sedum. I'm not a fan of the tall sedums (like autumn joy) but tend to like the short (ground cover type) ones. This one is one of the best. Lush green leaves throughout spring and summer untill they turn a sort of red bronze..... sparse yellow flowers in spring. Almost evergreen. I great ground cover in well drained mostly sunny areas. Like many sedums.... short ones included.... easy to grow.
On Aug 23, 2004, tulip523 from Hackettstown, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:
I really enjoy how this plant looks next to my other plants because of the beautiful burgandy and green color it is. Mine receives morning sun yet it seems to be enough for it to get a brillant color and I like the cascading effect. Very easy to grow from soft cuttings.
On Nov 4, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:
'Dragon's Blood' has dark burgandy/bronze foliage, with large clusters of red flowers. I personally find them very attractive. Plant's growth habit is cascading - great for rockeries or in pots to soften the edges. Great companion to other sedums and succulents in a combintation pot.
On May 24, 2003, kmjacobson from Sturgis, SD wrote:
Transplants readily, often rooting from broken branches and fallen leaves. I started with a small container of this plant and after 3 years it now covers two areas about 6 feet by 2 feet. I have been keeping it contained around the border of a garden and use the parts I trim off to expand the area.
Grows easily, excellent ground cover and wonderful texture.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Tuscaloosa, Alabama Bear Creek, Alaska Tempe, Arizona North Little Rock, Arkansas Chico, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Los Angeles, California Oakhurst, California San Leandro, California Susanville, California Aurora, Colorado Berkley, Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Azalea Park, Florida Osprey, Florida Braselton, Georgia Ashton, Illinois Aurora, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Germantown Hills, Illinois Washington, Illinois Keomah Village, Iowa Wichita, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Prospect, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Dearborn Heights, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Royal Oak, Michigan Minneapolis, Minnesota Woodland, Minnesota Mathiston, Mississippi Lincoln, Nebraska Pennsauken, New Jersey Ramblewood, New Jersey Roswell, New Mexico Penn Yan, New York Port Chester, New York Richland, New York Southold, New York Boone, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Cleveland, Ohio Clyde, Ohio Madison, Ohio North Ridgeville, Ohio North Zanesville, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Gold Hill, Oregon Salem, Oregon Butler, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sturgis, South Dakota Clarksville, Tennessee Crossville, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Georgetown, Texas Katy, Texas Killeen, Texas Magnolia, Texas North Richland Hills, Texas White Settlement, Texas West Valley City, Utah Leesburg, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Penhook, Virginia Edgewood, Washington Issaquah, Washington Kalama, Washington Lake Goodwin, Washington Millwood, Washington Newell, West Virginia South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bessemer Bend, Wyoming