Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

Stonecrop

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
  • Common name: Stonecrop
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 10cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Sedum spathulifolium is a useful drought-tolerant plant for problem, hot, dry sunny spots, where it associates well with other sedums and looks superb surrounded by pebbles or gravel. 

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco' bears powder-blue and pewter foliage which, in midsummer, is topped by small flattish heads of yellow flowers. Though attractive in flower, 'Cape Blanco' is at its very best in midwinter when its colourful evergreen foliage makes it stand out over other winter foliage plants.

Grow Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco' in rock gardens or containers, and pair with sempervivums. In colder regions, protect from frost in winter. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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