Last updated on August 25th, 2023 at 12:23 pm
Sedum reflexum or Sedum rupestre, also referred to as reflexed stonecrop, Jenny’s stonecrop, blue stonecrop, Blue Spruce Stonecrop, stone prick-madam, orpine as well as trip-madam is a species of seasonal succulent flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to northern, central, as well as southern Europe. It is likewise referred to as Petrosedum reflexum.
This evergreen succulent has blue needle-shaped leaves. The leaves grow on stems, imitating a Spruce tree. It is a rapid grower, matting as it grows in the ground, or trailing down if grown in a container. Leaves turn pink in winter and have yellow flowers in the Summer.
It is a slow growing, mat-forming, evergreen seasonal adorned with green needle-like leaves, set up around the lax stems like spruce needles. Collections of brilliant yellow, star-shaped flowers produce a shattering flower display screen in the summer season.
Vigorous, Blue Spruce Stonecrop spreads out quickly and can also be used as a charming groundcover and also as a grass replacement in hot, completely dry places. It is also remarkable spilling over rock wall surfaces as well as plunging from containers.
Extremely hardy, drought tolerance when established, this is a wonderful sedum worth growing for its impressive foliage as well as luminescent flowers.
- Matures to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and also 12-24 in. wide (30-60 centimeters).
- Best grown in complete sunlight or partial shade, in bad to moderately fertile, completely dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Water periodically as soon as developed. Secure from excessive winter season wet.
- Perfect for rock gardens, containers, as a groundcover or edging plant.
- Virtually disease and also pest-free.
- Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives overlook!
- propagate by softwood cuttings
Care and propagation tips
Sedum reflexum is a durable, mat-forming alpine plant belonging to the UK and also various other parts of Europe. A fast-growing plant, it makes a good garden choice, providing thick, albeit less durable ground cover.
The plants are generally approximately 10 centimeters high, with stretching stems and also tight vegetation looking like spruce branches, with softer tissue. The leaves are frequently blue-gray to gray, however, array to light greens and also yellows; the flowers are yellow. Like many other Sedum types, it has a prostrate, spreading habit.
In the summer season months, it creates lemon-yellow flowers that are appealing to pollinating insects. It additionally looks wonderful incorporated with various other plants that appreciate growing in free-draining soils, like sempervivums as well as other hardy sedums.
For ideal results, grow Sedum reflexum in full sun and well-drained soil. It needs very little pruning or aftercare.
General Care for Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop”
Sedum reflexum or Blue Spruce Stonecrop is best for xeriscape farmers or those that are desiring to change their grass in support of a ground cover. It’s also an exceptional addition to vertical gardens or green roofing systems.
Sedum reflexum or Blue Spruce Stonecrop has common watering requirements when it comes to succulents. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and also leave the soil to dry entirely in between waterings.
Where to Plant
Sedum reflexum is cool durable, as well as does well outdoors under temperatures of about -30°F (-34.4 ° C). It does well completely in full or partial sun.
Pairs Well With
How to Propagate
Sedum reflexum is a prolific propagator, and also extremely easy to propagate. It will not be grown from seed.
Sedum reflexum cuttings
To take a stem cutting for planting, use a clean and sterile, sharp blade or scissors. Remove the stem from the parent plant, and also permit it to callous for some days before planting it in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil looks totally dried.
Sedum reflexum is also called Sedum rupestre and also Petrosedum reflexum
Sedum reflexum is a prominent decorative plant, grown in gardens, containers, and also as houseplants. It is drought-tolerant. There are named cultivars with variegated (multi-colored) leaves. Through vegetative duplicating, it is propagated from cuttings.
This sedum reflexum is prone to fasciation (cristate forms), which produces attractive cactus-like forms, with uneven curves. It reverts quickly, so all typical descendants require to be removed immediately to keep the cristate form.
Sedum reflexum is sometimes used as a salad leaf or natural herb in Europe, including the United Kingdom. It is said to have a sour or a little astringent taste.
Sedum reflexum and wild animals
Sedum reflexum is known for attracting, butterflies/moths and various other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen-rich flowers.
Is the plant toxic?
No poisonous effects of sedum reflexum have been reported.