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Sedum (Stonecrop), spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’

Brilliant rose-red flowers in the summer. Dense purple-green low foliage is tinged wine red. The more sun it gets, the more intense both the flowers and foliage become. ‘Dragon’s Blood’ is a lush creeper and rapidly spreads foliage and flowers. Blooms mid to late summer for weeks of color. Resists pests, disease. Sedum is also drought tolerant because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water. These plants are exceptionally tolerant of heat and also tolerate cold and humidity. Good for hot dry spots, groundcover, best selection for the coldest areas. Good for potted plant also.

Sedum is also highly attractive to butterflies and insects, and several species can be found crowding over the flowers, making an additional attraction in the autumn garden. ‘Dragon’s Blood’ is a tough little plant and it is easy to grow, it loves a hot sunny location. A great addition to the autumn flower garden!


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SD300 Sedum (Stonecrop), spurium 'Dragon's Blood' out of stock $0.00

Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 3-4"
Spacing 10-24"
Hardiness Zones 3-10
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage bronze, greenish-purplish
Flower Rose-Red
Bloomtime June-August

General Information +

Botanical: Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'

Common: Stonecrop

Family: Crassulaceae

General Characteristics: Tolerates infertile conditions. MAY NOT FLOWER UNTIL THE THIRD GROWING SEASON. FERTILIZE IN SPRING WITH A WELL BALANCED FERTILIZER. This plant is an excellent plant for those places you just don't water often. It is very drought tolerant. Plant where the sedum will see a lot of sunshine as the leaves can actually turn floppy with too much shade. The succulent clumps of Sedum may be divided and replanted any time during the growing season. The shorter varieties are suited for wall gardens, crevices, rock gardens and ground covers. Ground covers are as useful and often more decorative than lawns. Hot, dry spots above a hard to mow retaining wall or heavily shaded sites under trees are made to order situation where ground covers can work their magic.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Slugs and snails may appear. Watch for scale.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.