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Aizoon Stonecrop

Sedum aizoon

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Aizoon Stonecrop (Sedum aizoon) at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Aizoon Stonecrop flowers

Aizoon Stonecrop flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Aizoon Stonecrop (Sedum aizoon) at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Aizoon Stonecrop in bloom

Aizoon Stonecrop in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Ornamental Features

Aizoon Stonecrop is smothered in stunning yellow star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. Its succulent needle-like leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Aizoon Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Aizoon Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Aizoon Stonecrop will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features

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Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Shelmerdine Garden Centre Ltd.

7800 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

Phone: 204.895.7203
Fax: 204.895.4372
Email: info@shelmerdine.com