The spreading, low growing sedums are standards in rock gardens, where they spill over the stones and seem to require no care what-so-ever. They are also a varied lot, with succulent like foliage in round or spiky leaves tinted blue, yellow, purple and emerald green. They form tight mats that usually don't get taller than 6", and reach that height only when in bloom. Sedums are capable of rooting along their stems, where they make contact with the ground. The foliage may get darker in the fall and is very often evergreen.
They can be a bit slick to walk on, but are nice between pavers and encircling patios. Oddly, deer don't seem to bother the creeping sedums they way they do the upright varieties.
Sedum spurium 'John Creech' has bright green, dense foliage with mauve-pink flowers. It forms a denser mat than many of the other Sedums in the spurium species. It doesn't mind poor soil or drought, but doesn't like wet feet.
- Height: 3 - 6"
- Spread: 12 - 20"
- USDA Zones: 5 - 9
- Initial Spacing: 8"
- Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
- Flower Color: Varies
- Foot Traffic: Suitable for occasional daily foot traffic.
- Drought Tolerant: Yes
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Scented: No