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Phedimus spurius 'Dragon's Blood'


Scientific Name

Phedimus spurius 'Dragon's Blood'

Common Names

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop


Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood', Phedimus spurius 'Schorbuser Blut', Sedum spurium 'Schorbuser Blut'

Scientific Classification

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


Phedimus spurius 'Dragon's Blood', formerly known as Sedum spurium '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. The clusters of bright pink, star-shaped flowers are a wonderful addition to this already interesting plant.

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USDA hardiness zone 4a to 9b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).

How to Grow and Care

When growing your Caucasian Stonecrop, you need to keep in mind that you have to give it sun and fertilizer and you do have to water it sometimes even though it's drought-resistant. You can give it a balanced, low-number fertilizer to help with poor soil and you can even help it out with deadheading the dried flowers.

It isn't hard to grow Caucasian Stonecrop under the right circumstances, but these plants are forgiving even in the wrong ones. Sometimes the soil isn't as permeable as it should be, but the roots of this plant can actually push through it. Other times the sun doesn't come out as often and while this can possibly stunt the growth of the plant over prolonged time, you can still have a healthy Caucasian Stonecrop.

The soil does need to be well-drained. Very good drainage is important for preventing root rot or fungal diseases. Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Phedimus.


Phedimus spurius 'Dragon's Blood' is a very popular cultivar of Phedimus spurius.


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