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Commonly known as Stonecrop

Genus of about 485 species of usually succulent annuals and evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous biennials, perennials, subshrubs and shrubs. Widely distributed, they are found mostly in mountains in the northern hemisphere but some in arid regions of South America.

Stonecrops are very variable and most have fleshy leaves and star-shaped flowers.

Some species are valuable wildlife plants attracting butterflies, bees and other insects.

There are 6 species regarded as Uk natives including S. telephium (Orpine), S. acre, common throughout Britain and S. anglicum (English stonecrop) from rocks, dunes and shingle western coasts of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Succulent - usually succulent.
  • Full sun - vigorous species tolerate light shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - larger herbaceous species should be diveded every 3 or 4 years to improve flowering
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails,vine weevils, crown and root rots
  • Place of origin - mainly in mountains of northern hemisphere
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly

Buy Varieties of SEDUM

SEDUM 'Frosty Morn'

SEDUM 'Frosty Morn'  >

Commonly known as: Stonecrop.
Pinkish white flowers with variegated leaves
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

SEDUM 'Matrona'   AWARD

SEDUM 'Matrona'  >

Commonly known as: Orpine.
Dark foliage with light pink flowers
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

SEDUM 'Purple Emperor'   AWARD

SEDUM 'Purple Emperor'  >

Commonly known as: Orpine.
Bushy compact plant with red flowers and dark, almost black foliage. A most impressive new introduction
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

SEDUM spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'   AWARD

SEDUM spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'  >

Commonly known as: Stonecrop.
Silver grey succulent leaves and yellow flowers
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
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SEDUM spectabile   AWARD

SEDUM spectabile  >

Commonly known as: Ice plant.
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

SEDUM spectabile 'Autumn Joy'  AWARD

SEDUM spectabile 'Autumn Joy'  >

Commonly known as: Ice plant.
Deep pink flowers
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

SEDUM spectabile 'Brilliant'  AWARD

SEDUM spectabile 'Brilliant'  >

Commonly known as: Ice plant.
Dark lilac-pink
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each

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