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Sedum spurium - M.Bieb.

Common Name Caucasian Stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocks in moist regions in the middle and upper alpine zones[83].
Range E. Europe - Caucasus. A garden escape in Britain[50].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Sedum spurium Caucasian Stonecrop


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sedum spurium is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

Phedimus spurius. Sedum ciliare. Sedum congestum. Sedum crenatum. Sedum dentatum. Sedum denticulatum

Habitats

In East Wall;  In South Wall;  In West Wall;  Walls.

Rocks in moist regions in the middle and upper alpine zones[83].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked. The leaves are thick and juicy but somewhat astringent and with a slight bitterness[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Can be used as a ground cover plant in a sunny position[197, 208]. It requires weeding for the first year or so[197].

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[188] but prefers a fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200]. Tolerates poor soils. Hardy to about -5°c[200]. A mat-forming plant, it is very invasive[83]. The flowers of this species are white or pink[200]. All members of this genus are said to have edible leaves, though those species that have yellow flowers can cause stomach upsets if they are eaten in quantity[62, 85]. Plants in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. If sufficient growth is made, it is possible to plant them out during the summer, otherwise keep them in a cold-frame or greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year[K]. Division is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though is probably best done in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Readers comment

Klaus Dichtel   Fri Jan 4 19:32:42 2002

OK, it is hardy in zone 7, OK, it has green leaves all year and they are edible. But after -7°C only the youngest 4 leaves on the tips of the branches are still green and unrotten. They are only together about 6 mm in diameter and it doesn´t make sense to harvest them, because they`re so fiddly.

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