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Stone crop is a succulent groundcover. Naturalizing, drought tolerant, and soil stabilizer.

Stone crop is a succulent groundcover. Naturalizing, drought tolerant, and soil stabilizer. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 11 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Sedum ternatum

Three-leaved stone crop

A succulent, low-growing groundcover, Sedum ternatum has both attractive leaves and flowers. The fleshy, evergreen leaves are small and rounded and appear in whorls of threes, hence the common name three-leaved stone crop. In the spring, the plant is covered in delicate white, star-shaped flowers.

Sedum ternatum does best in medium, well-drained soils in full to partial shade. The plant is a slow, floriferous spreader, often found in large mats covering rocks, trees, and mossy areas on the ground and near streams. It is excellent in rock gardens or as a groundcover. Naturalizing and drought tolerant. 


Height:

6 in

Spread:

6-9 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

White

Sedum ternatum Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Shade to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SETE3