White Stonecrop

Sedum album | Also known as: Worm Grass, Tall white stonecrop, Thick-leaved stonecrop Sedum brevifolium | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

An evergreen perennial with an almost gluttonous tendency to spread, Sedum album is one of the most common of the sedum genus found in gardens. Its tiny leaves are fleshy and cylindrical, and can root almost anywhere, creating a luscious mat of dark green over rock, sand, gravel and anything else it can get its roots into. It earns its common name, White Stonecrop, courtesy of the clusters of tiny white blossoms it displays from late spring through the summer. Well-drained soils are preferred, and it needs plenty of sun to thrive. But some shade is needed in hot summer to avoid scorching. Pruning is also needed to maintain the neat appearance of the mat.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Foliage in winter
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 7 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years