Sedum spurium Variegatum description
Light pink flowers with cerise centres in the summer.
The fresh looking foliage is variegated white, green and pink.
Another variegated Sedum is Sedum kamtschaticum Variegatum.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, hanging over a wall, in a container, alpine bed or rock garden, or by a patio and it is reliable in most soils, including heavy or clay ones provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
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Common name: Variegated Caucasian Stonecrop.
Also known as: Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.