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Phedimus spurius (Sedum spurium) ‘Dragon’s Blood’

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Scientific Name

Phedimus spurius ‘Dragon’s Blood’

Common Names

Dragon’s Blood Stonecrop

Synonyms

Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’

Scientific Classification

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

 

Description

Phedimus spurius ‘Dragon’s Blood’ is a fast-growing ground cover that emerges with red succulent leaves, then turns to dark green with a purplish tinge and continues into late summer in a shade of red. Bright pink, star shaped clusters of flowers are a wonderful addition to this already interesting plant.

Phedimus spurius (Sedum spurium) 'Dragon's Blood'

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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.

Sedum varieties vary in height. The smallest are just a few inches tall, and the tallest can be up to 3 feet (90 cm). The large majority of varieties are shorter and they are frequently used as ground covers in xeriscape gardens or rock gardens. Sedum varieties also vary in their hardiness… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.

Origin

Garden origin.

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