Sedum spurium ‘Purpurteppich’
Sedum spurium 'Purpurteppich' has small, scalloped, deep plum-purple leaves which form a durable, evergreen, succulent, weed-smothering groundcover that is just 4-inches tall. Small dark purple-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. This sedum is perfect for troughs and alpine gardens.
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Flower Color: purple
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established
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.