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John Creech Stonecrop

Crassulaceae Sedum Spurium John Creech

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10 Count Flat of 4.5" Pots
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Grows InZone 3A · -40° to -35° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Cambridge! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorPink, Rose Pink
Average Height0' to 1'
Average Width1' to 2'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About John Creech Stonecrop

Sedum Spurium 'John Creech' is a moderate growing groundcover plant, perennial plant and succulent plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 1 inch to 1 foot and an average width of 1 foot to 2 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

John Creech Sedum can be useful in the landscape in mass plantings, in containers or planters, as a border or edger, as a groundcover, between stepping stones and pavers, in hanging baskets, in landscape beds or islands or in small groupings and also in rock or xeriscape gardens, theme gardens or perennial gardens.


More About John Creech Sedum...

When it comes to succulent perennials, things don’t get any better than the John Creech Sedum. This wonderful and easy-to-grow groundcover is named after the former director of the US National Arboretum, the late John Creech. Dr. Creech discovered the plant in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens in 1971. Finally in 2001, UK sedum authority Ray Stephenson positively identified it as Sedum spurium. This is not just any Sedum spurium, but a rare, small-foliaged, pink-flowered form.

One from our 'Toe Tickler' selections, 'John Creech' is a low-growing variety of sedum with attractive spoon-shaped, emerald green foliage that is semi-evergreen. The tiny rounded leaves are very densely packed along the stems which form a dense, compact carpet that covers the ground. Among the finest ground covers, this spreading succulent is only two inches or so in height at most with a spread of almost a foot. With its low growth habit, weeds don’t have a chance to come through.

In addition to the attractive foliage, John Creech Sedum has beautiful purple-pink to rose flowers that generally start opening from June to July.

Like most of the Sedums, this is well suited to dry, well drained soils. Sandy ones are best, but then we don’t always have a choice on that matter so you might need to add some to the backfill mix if your soil is not well-drained.. Poor, infertile situations suit it just fine. Rich soils aren’t as suitable because high fertility encourages lanky growth. However, it is more tolerant of moist soils than other Sedums, and is less likely to rot under these conditions than most others. John Creech prefers full sun however will tolerate more shade than most of the upright varieties.

John Creech Sedum is an excellent choice for planting along pathways, between stepping stones, and in rock gardens. A favorite use is as a ground cover for banks and slopes where you don’t wish to mow. As a ground cover, John Creech is exceptionally rugged.

John Creech is a very drought tolerant, carefree perennial that is free of insect and disease problems and also deer resistant!

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