Sedum spurium ‘Ruby Mantle’

two-row stonecrop

Outstanding Qualities

Sedum spurium 'Ruby Mantle' has small, scalloped red-flushed green leaves which form a durable, evergreen, succulent, weed-smothering groundcover that is just 4-inches tall. Small red flowers which rise to 6-inches create a bright layer of color over the lush carpet of foliage in fall. It is a fine selection for spotting into rock walls and is also a great choice for modern style compositions in spare geometric containers or grouped with other graphic succulents. It is perfect for troughs and alpine gardens.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: dark green, orange, silver

Great Color Partners: pink, purple, burgundy

Culture Notes

This sedum is best grown in well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if drainage is adequate. The best flowering is in full sun, but it will tolerate light shade and still look good. Once established it is drought tolerant. Cut to the ground in fall.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: red

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established