Sedum oreganum - Oregon Stonecrop

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DESCRIPTION
Oregon Stonecrop
Sedum oreganum

These small, fleshy, green leaves nearly hug the ground along prostrate stems on this easy-to-grow ground cover. Foliage is arranged in whorls around the stem creating little rosettes that become covered in small yellow flowers in late spring and summer that attract butterflies.

BENEFITS
  • Easy to grow rock garden plant
  • Butterflies flock to its nectar-rich flowers!
  • Butterfly larvae feed on the leaves
  • Performs well in rocky, drought-prone soils
  • Leaves are edible in moderation
  • Looks great in container gardens
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Rocky outcroppings and dry areas from Alaska south into California

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

Beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings feed on troublesome insects in the garden. To get energy to search for their prey, many beneficial insects feed on nectar (for carbohydrates) and pollen (for protein) from flowering plants.

GROWING TIPS

 

Prefers dry, rocky, well-drained soil. Drought resistant once established. 

 

Mature Size: 3-5in. Tall x 2-3ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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