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Sedum spurium 'Tricolor' succulent care and propagation information

Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

Caucasian Stonecrop, Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor’

‘Tricolor’ is a small, cold-hardy stonecrop that makes excellent ground-cover. Its thick leaves have a green center, white margins, and pink accents along the edges. The leaves grow out from a center rosette, growing opposite each other.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 5″ (13 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 18″ (46 cm) wide

  • Zone 4a (Minimum -30° F | -34.4° C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ is not only great for ground cover, but also grows well in hanging baskets. As it grows, it will begin to trail down the edges. Because it is cold hardy, it is excellent to add to cold-hardy arrangements that will stay outside during the winter.

Watering

Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Tricolor’ is cold hardy down to -30° F (-34.4° C). It does well in full to partial sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ can be propagated from stem cuttings.  To grow ‘Tricolor’ from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Pairs Well With

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’

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