Caucasian Stonecrop 'Coccineum'

Sedum spurium 'Coccineum' | Also known as: Crimson Stonecrop 'Coccineum', Two Row Stonecrop 'Coccineum' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Another impressive evergreen option from the selection of Stonecrop plants for your garden, Sedum spurium provides an interestingly colourful floral display in summer. Generally known as the Caucasian Stonecrop, Sedum spurium produces tiny, fleshy mid-green rosettes that create an effective mat of foliage ideal for groundcover, rockeries and gravel beds. But its purplish or deep pink star-shaped blossoms have led to its second name, the Crimson Stonecrop, though some cultivars have white blossoms. For best growing conditions, plant in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil and in full sun. Be sure to find a spot sheltered from heavy rain and cold.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0 - 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Red shades
Foliage in summer
  • Red shades
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Foliage in winter
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For every season
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • City
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Ground cover
  • Edging
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Sedum spurium

Caucasian Stonecrop

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Another impressive evergreen option from the selection of Stonecrop plants for your garden, Sedum spurium provides an interestingly colourful floral display in summer. Generally known as the Caucasian Stonecrop, Sedum spurium produces tiny, fleshy mid-green rosettes that create an effective mat of foliage ideal for groundcover, rockeries and gravel beds. But its purplish or deep pink star-shaped blossoms have led to its second name, the Crimson Stonecrop, though some cultivars have white blossoms. For best growing conditions, plant in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil and in full sun. Be sure to find a spot sheltered from heavy rain and cold.