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Sedum spurium 'Roseum'

pale rose stonecrop

A vigorous, mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial to 10cm tall, with bright green, bronze-flushed leaves held on spreading, rooting stems. Star-shaped, pink flowers are produced in rounded clusters in late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Bronze
Summer Pink Green Bronze
Autumn Green Bronze
Winter Green Bronze
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered position in moderately fertile, well-drained, alkaline to neutral soil in full sun. See hardy cacti and succulent cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or by softwood cuttings in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Trim back after flowering to maintain shape

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, snails, vine weevil grubs, scale insects and mealybugs

Diseases

May be susceptible to fungal and bacterial crown and root rots

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