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Sedum ternatum

Sedum ternatum
First-year plants, already a nice mat of fresh green pads
woodland stonecrop; wild stonecrop
Sedum ternatum

Common name woodland stonecrop; wild stonecrop
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (spring)
Size 8"
Light sun-shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed fussy germinator; try room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate June

Mat-forming sedum that is unlike most of its cousins in that it prefers (partially) shaded conditions and moist soil. The current position of our main clump, under a dwarf pear tree in our holding garden, suits it just fine - it rewarded us with a nice display of its starry white blooms throughout May. The flowers are arranged rather like those of S. pulchellum, but this one appears to be a rather more rugged plant. The shiny succulent evergreen leaves make for a well-rounded all-season perennial. I wonder why it's not planted more.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F with light (10%G, 15-23d)

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