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PlantFiles: Showy Stonecrop
Sedum spectabile 'Stardust'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: spectabile (speck-TAB-ih-lee) (Info)
Cultivar: Stardust


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Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive zenmom On Sep 27, 2011, zenmom from Salem, MA wrote:

I've loved this plant ever since I saw it in bloom on a garden tour in Boulder, Colorado. I ordered my first one from a sort of "cut-rate" nursery; I got a *very* small bit of plant, and when it bloomed it was a cream color rather than white. My second one is much more like the one I originally saw--a lovely sparkling white. In my garden in Salem, MA it gets very leggy. If you have plenty of moisture, you will prob want to cut it back hard partway into it's growing season to get a more compact plant. Maybe pinch it back twice, in fact (although I haven't tried that yet). I'm guessing that if it's growing in arid conditions, it probably won't need as much pinching back.


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

Niceville, Florida
Williamsville, Illinois
Salem, Massachusetts
Litchfield, New Hampshire
Croton On Hudson, New York
Greenville, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
West Chester, Ohio
Canby, Oregon
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Rockwood, Tennessee
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Casper, Wyoming

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