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PlantFiles: Woodland Stonecrop
Sedum ternatum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: ternatum (ter-NAY-tum) (Info)

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive plant_it On Jun 17, 2013, plant_it from Valparaiso, IN wrote:

The succulent light-green leaves of Wild Stonecrop are covered with star-like white flowers in late spring and early summer. Less than a foot tall, it creeps rapidly to form a splendid groundcover in damp, rocky soils in light to medium shade. Sedum ternatum is native to the eastern and east-central U.S.

Positive francesseth On Jun 9, 2011, francesseth from Evanston, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I bought this plant at a garden fair last year. Even though I have never had much luck with any sedum, I thought I'd try this one. This spring, to my great surprise, I found it very much alive in a half barrel planter. The light green foliage is a light green which contrasts very well with the dark-leaved grass which had been in the planter. I have transplanted some of this sedum to a spot in the ground and will have to see how vigorous it is.
Frances Seth

Positive Mrs_Ed On Apr 2, 2009, Mrs_Ed from Whiteside County, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Found this growing in the sandy soil along a creek. Pretty care free except can't take the full sun. It dies out in those areas and seeks out the shadier area under other plants.

Positive JuneyBug On May 30, 2008, JuneyBug from Dover AFB, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:

Grows well with benign neglect/watering in hottest windiest weather only.
First flowers of spring!

Neutral seedpicker_TX On Jul 12, 2007, seedpicker_TX from (Taylor) Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Host plant for the Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) & Buckeye (Junonia coenia) butterfly caterpillars

Positive Lady_fern On May 29, 2007, Lady_fern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

Cute little groundcover. Thriving in clay soil under the fairly dense shade of a crabapple tree. Doesn't spread as rampantly as some other sedums.


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

Atlanta, Georgia
Decatur, Georgia
Evanston, Illinois
Rock Falls, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Rossville, Indiana
Valparaiso, Indiana
Iowa City, Iowa
Oakland, Maryland
Lenox, Massachusetts
Royal Oak, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saint Robert, Missouri
Frenchtown, New Jersey
Glouster, Ohio
Greenbrier, Tennessee
Plano, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Penhook, Virginia

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