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Phedimus spurius (Sedum spurium) ‘Tricolor’

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Scientific Name

Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor’

Common Names

Caucasian Stonecrop, Two-Row Stonecrop, Creeping Stonecrop

Synonyms

Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’, Phedimus spurius ‘Variegatum’, Sedum spurius ‘Variegatum’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Phedimus

Description

Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor’ is a mat-forming, creeping perennial growing up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and spreading up to 20 inches (50 cm). Its small, variegated, fleshy leaves are green in the center and edged with white and pink. Tiny, star-shaped light pink flowers are borne in clusters in the summer.

Phedimus spurius (Sedum spurium) 'Tricolor'

Photo via byliny.farm

 

How to Grow and Care

There are few plants more forgiving of sun and bad soil than Sedum plants. Growing Sedum is easy, so easy, in fact, that even the most novice gardener can excel at it. With a large number of Sedum varieties to choose from, you will find one that works for your garden.

When growing Sedum, keep in mind that Sedum plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in, but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop, due to the fact that many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer. Overwatering and overfertilizing can hurt the plants far worse than not watering or fertilizing… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.

Origin

Garden origin.

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