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Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

Sedum spathulifolium is a useful drought-tolerant plant for any problem, hot, dry sunny spot, where it associates well with other sedums and looks superb surrounded by pebbles or gravel. 'Cape Blanco', which is also known as 'Cappa Blanca', has powder-blue and pewter foliage which, in mid-summer, is topped by small flattish heads of yellow flowers. Though attractive in flower, the plants are at their very best in midwinter when their colourful evergreen foliage and attractive shapes make them invaluable on the rock garden or in containers. Grow with craggy clumps of sempervivums. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Sedum

Species: spathulifolium

Cultivar: Cape Blanco

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


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