Dragon’s Blood Sedum (Stonecrop)

Dragon’s Blood Sedum (Stonecrop)

Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'

$15.00

A long time favourite, it is a low-growing, mat-forming perennial with a vivid bright green foliage with burgundy edges, turning a bronze red in fall. Clusters of tiny star-shaped ruby red flowers appear in summer. Spreads quickly and can be used as a groundcover.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 0.5 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 2 ft FLOWER Late Summer, Red
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Green to red foliage

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant, groundcover or in a mass planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Winter:

Dried flowerheads provide winter interest

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in late summer

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires average moist, well-drained conditions

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Best cleaned up in spring before it resumes active growth season

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Young plant - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails. Additionally, it was used as an herbal remedy for diphtheria, ringworm, and also scurvy due to the high content of vitamins found in the plant. Finally has been used to treat itchy rashes, ulcers and for the topical treatment of warts, acne, dermatitis and corns.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot