Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
Uses: Mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial succulent. Excellent ground cover! May be used as a houseplant or in planter boxes.
Benefits: Super low-maintenance! Produces small, attractive white and pink blooms that attract butterflies and pollinators. Low, mat-like, sprawling growth makes it one of the best Sedums for use as a groundcover. Tolerates poor, dry soil. Drought tolerant once established.
Zones: 3 - 8
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 2"
Mature Width: 6" - 12"
Bloom Season: Summer
Sedum spurium 'John Creech'—most commonly known as John Creech Stonecrop, and sometimes referred to as Two Row Stonecrop 'John Creech'—is a low-growing perennial succulent commonly used as a groundcover, in rock beds, in planter boxes, and often as a houseplant.
Low, tight, mat-like growth is great at keeping out weeds, and often results in a "carpet of flower" effect in bloom season! As such, Sedum spurium 'John Creech' is one of the best succulents to use as a ground cover.
Foliage is considered semi-evergreen. It will remain shades of green throughout the winter in warmer zones, and brown over the winter in colder zones.
Produces tiny, star-shaped attractive white and pink flowers throughout the summer.
It's a fast spreading plant, which makes it great as a ground cover. If spreading is not desired, we suggest planting your Sedum spurium in a planter box or hanging basket.
Although Sedum is considered fast-spreading and will take over sections of your garden, it is not considered to be invasive. This is due to the fact that it is extremely shallow rooted and may be easily removed if desired.
Sedum is becoming increasingly popular as a houseplant due to its ease of care and its air purification abilities.
Rabbit, deer, and drought tolerant.
Sedum spurium Care
Sedum spurium 'John Creech' (John Creech Stonecrop) is very easy to care for and does not require lots of attention or maintenance. Some would argue that it does best with neglect.
Sedum John Creech often does best when grown in full sun, although partially shaded areas are often just fine. Too little sun will cause negative growth issues.
Water regularly after planting until established, or in periods of drought. Do not overwater! Its ideal soil is semi-dry to semi-moist, rich, and well draining. Sandy and gravel filled soils are also a favorite of Sedum spurium. Avoid planting in areas that are known to hold water or flood.
Fertilizations will accelerate growth and keep your plant well fed. We suggest using our slow release fertilizer, or something similiar.
If grown as a houseplant, it's suggested to place your Sedum in a cold environment (in a cold garage or outside in the winter in zones 4-8) for at least a month out of the year to allow it time for vernalization. Sedum continuously grown in warm (indoor) environments for too long will not grow as nicely and may falter and potentially die after about 12-18 months.
Size of Sedum spurium 'John Creech' for Sale Online
The Sedum spurium (John Creech Stonecrop) that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Sedum spurium 'John Creech' When Fully Grown
Sedum spurium (John Creech Stonecrop) typically grows to a height of around 2" and a width of 6" - 12".
Common Names of Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
John Creech Stonecrop
John Creech Caucasian Stonecrop
Two Row Stonecrop 'John Creech'
Stonecrop John Creech
Toxicity and Risks of Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
Sedum spurium 'John Creech' (Caucasian Stonecrop) is considered to be non-toxic to people, dogs, cats, and horses.
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