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Sedum cyaneum is an excellent groundcover plant, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. This variety forms a flat, dense mat of gray green leaves. Clusters of purple pink flowers appear in late summer into fall. Sedum cyaneum is well suited for the rock garden or edging in a dry border, also a good choice for containers. Sedum cyaneum makes a good companion plant for Eryngium amethystinum 'Sapphire Blue.'
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: purple
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: gold, orange, burgundy
Great Color Partners: blue, dark green, purple, silver
- Culture Notes
- This sedum is best grown in well-drained or sandy soil. 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.