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PlantFiles: Two-row Stonecrop
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: spurium (SPUR-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Dragon's Blood
Additional cultivar information: (aka Schorbuser Blut)

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

62 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

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:

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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12 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DallasNative 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.

Neutral wynswid On Jan 5, 2011, wynswid from Garland, TX wrote:

Has anyone raised this from seed? Please tell me about it. Also, how does it do in North Texas full sun?
Thank you.

Positive Alexwtf_93 On Dec 6, 2010, Alexwtf_93 from Susanville, CA wrote:

impossible to kill, anyone can grow this, it gets red/pink flowers which i like, most other sedums i grow are white or yellow

Neutral dparsons01 On Dec 9, 2009, dparsons01 from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7b) wrote:

Of the various varieties of Sedum spurium, this is not the most robust in the high desert in Albuquerque, NM. Nice plant, just not my 1st choice.

Positive weedsfree On Oct 12, 2009, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have been trying to get stuff to grow under my pines, and this year was the sedums turn. It is doing very well. One even rebloomed. I am excited to put more under those trees.

Positive Malus2006 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.

Neutral berrygirl 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.

General Information:
Good for hot dry spots, groundcover, best selection for the coldest areas.

Positive hoomau On May 10, 2006, hoomau from Metamora, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grows quickly; easily divided. Tolerates my terrible clay, saline soil (from winter de-icing) right next to the road.

Positive Scorpioangel On Aug 29, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have heard that this variety has been in cultivation for over 100 years. Very hardy. Wonderful for a container.

Positive Weezingreens 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.

Positive PurplePansies 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.

Positive tulip523 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.

Positive smiln32 On May 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This sedum tends to be darker red in the sun and more green-ish in the shade. Beautiful either way.

Positive wnstarr 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.

Positive kmjacobson 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
Seward, Alaska
Tempe, Arizona
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Chico, California
Elk Grove, California
Los Angeles, California
Magalia, California
Oakhurst, California
San Leandro, California
Susanville, California
Aurora, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Orlando, Florida
Osprey, Florida
Braselton, Georgia
Ashton, Illinois
Aurora, Illinois
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Metamora, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Wichita, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Prospect, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Crofton, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Garden City, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan (2 reports)
Isle, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mathiston, Mississippi
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Pennsauken, 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
Zanesville, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Gold Hill, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Butler, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Sturgis, South Dakota
Clarksville, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Georgetown, Texas
Katy, Texas
Killeen, Texas
Magnolia, Texas
North Richland Hills, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Leesburg, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia
Issaquah, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Puyallup, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Stanwood, Washington
Newell, West Virginia
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming

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