Showy Stonecrop 'Stardust'

Sedum spectabile

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



Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall




This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.