Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco' is a perennial succulent that forms an attractive mat of thick, powdery grey-green and purple-tinged…
Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco is a low growing California Native succulent. Sedum spathulifolium is native to cliffs in the Sierras and Coast Ranges north into British Columbia. The Cape Blanco selection was made in Oregon. The chalky grey leaves stand out in the shade garden. Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco is drought tolerant and objects to a damp setting. The Cape Blanco Stonecrop blooms from late Spring into Summer producing yellow flowers from the tops of the rosettes of leaves. Our plants have stayed 2" tall and slowly spread mounding up taller against rocks or stepping stones. In a shaded garden Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco doesn't require much additional water. Plant Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco in full sun near the coast but for inland gardens the Cape Blanco Stonecrop prefers some protection. Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco is Winter hardy to 10° F.
Chalky grey leaves and yellow star shaped flowers of Sedum spathulifolium Cape Blanco - Cape Blanco Stonecrop. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.
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Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’ (Cape Blanco Stonecrop) is an evergreen, perennial succulent, forming a wide mat up to 10 cm (4 inches) tall, with thick, purple-tinged, grey-green leaves. The inner ones are white-bloomed. The starry flowers are yellow, up to1.5 cm across and appear in late summer carried in small terminal clusters.
Scientific Name: Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’
Common Names: Cape Blanco Stonecrop
It requires full sun to light shade. Two to four hours of afternoon sunlight is best for the plant. South-facing windows are ideal or west, north-facing will not encourage growth.
It grows best in Well-draining, poor soils, sand, rock gardens, and rich garden soil, under a variety of light levels. Use 2 parts potting soil, 2 parts coarse sand, 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or crushed charcoal.
It Prefers ideal temperature between 65°F – 75°F / 18°C – 25°C during summer. Temperature no lower than 50 °F – 55°F / 10°F – 12.7°C is best. It does best in hotter conditions. Try not to keep the plant outside in freezing temperatures.
Sedum plant needs more water in the spring and summer, but you can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering. During the winter season, reduce watering.
Fertilize once a month with a diluted liquid fertilizer or use a slow-releasing nitrogen-based fertilizer, during the spring and summer season.
It can be easily propagated by stem and leaf cuttings. you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily. Or Cut off leaves from the stem, let them dry, and then place the cutting into the soil. Keep the potting soil moist until the cutting begins to grow.
Re-pot your plant every year or every two years. As the plant grows, you should move it to a wider pot so the new stems and roots have enough room to develop. Repotting is best done during spring.
Pests and Diseases:
Sedum plant has is no serious pests or diseases issues. Watch for aphids and flies. You can dispose of them by spraying insecticidal soap or neem oil over the foliage.