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Sedum dasyphyllum (Corsican Stonecrop)


Scientific Name

Sedum dasyphyllum L.

Common Names

Corsican Stonecrop, Thick-leaved Stonecrop, Thick Leaf Stonecrop, Blue Tears Sedum, Love and Tangles, Love and Tangle


Oreosedum dasyphyllum, Sedum burnatii, Sedum corsicum, Sedum glanduliferum, Sedum glaucum, Sedum moroderi, Sedum nebrodense

Scientific Classification

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


Sedum dasyphyllum is a small succulent that forms compact, up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall tufts. Stems are short, branching and creeping, and bear opposite leaves that vary from green, gray-green to turquoise with lavender shades in full sun. Flowers are small, star-shaped, white with little black dots on the petals and green ovaries.


USDA hardiness zones 3a to 9b: from −40 °F (−40 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).

How to Grow and Care

When growing Sedums, keep in mind that these 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 because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.

Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to ensure further that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil over the plant.

You can break off one of the stems for taller varieties and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily, and a new plant will be established in a season or two.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.


Sedum dasyphyllum is native to Europe.



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