Cape Blanco Stonecrop

Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

Item 3428


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Brilliant silvery leaves make this a great choice for use as a groundcover, pathway accent, in rock gardens, or in mixed succulent containers. Clusters of tiny yellow flowers contrast nicely with the foliage, which takes on an attractive purplish tinge in cool weather. Thrives in the Pacific Northwest. Foliage is edible. Evergreen.

Bloom :: Credit: Visions Pictures Close-Up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Mixed border :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Extreme close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Silver-blue
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Rustic

Requires good drainage; thrives in lean, sandy or rocky soil; avoid wet, poorly drained sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.


The blooms and foliage are a food source for the brown elfin butterfly and others. In spite of being resistant to grazing by deer, this Sedum is considered to be edible, eaten raw or used as a unique addition to soups or stir-fry. Note: use caution, as high consumption may cause stomach upset.

Customer Reviews

by blackthumb, September 13, 2017

So far, no deaths.

Cape Blanco
by Donna, April 20, 2017

Like the Vera Jameson Stonecrop the Cape Blanco is going to be a nice add on to my stone area of the dry river bed. I like how it is already growing in nicely!

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