A tenacious yet delicate-looking woodlander, Woodland Stonecrop grows throughout the Eastern Deciduous Forest region, commonly found growing on mossy logs, sand bars, banks or anywhere else moist soil can be found.
Woodland stonecrop holds its own through the winter, and begins growing in earnest once the soil has warmed in April. Colonies froth into bloom in Late April to May with their eye-catching vibrant white flowers that really stand out in a shady spot. Woodland stonecrop stays green all year round, even in crippling droughts.
Woodland stonecrop makes an excellent ground cover in shady spots - It can even be planted in the chinks of a landscape wall, which it will eventually cover completely.
Use Woodland stonecrop under shrubs and around other woodland wildflowers - The solid patches make a nice underpinning for larger woodland plants, and though they grow vigorously, colonies will never swamp other plants.
Woodland Stonecrop is an excellent early-season pollinator plant, offering pollen and nectar for native bees. Rabbits will occasionally nibble the leaves, but they don't typically bother sedums.
Woodland stonecrop is exceptionally easy to grow - Plant, water once, and watch the colonies spread! Woodland stonecrop is very adaptable, growing equally well in acid or neutral soils. Loose, limestone-rich forest soils are Stonecrop's favorite, and it will form beautiful colonies in moist floodplain forests.
Plant about 6 inches apart for a solid ground cover the following season. You can also pinch off the tips of a plant and press them into moist soil - They'll root in about 2 weeks with no additional water! In this manner, a few plants could easily cover a large area in a few years. A sprinkling of lime early in the season helps, especially in more acidic soils.
We offer both RootMaker Plugs and SuperPlugs. You can expect the plants to be thoroughly established after 2 weeks if moisture isn't lacking! Rootmaker plugs are perfect for less accessible areas because of this feature.
|Common Name:||Woodland Stonecrop|
|Botanical Name:||Sedum ternatum|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||4-8|
|Bloom Time:||Late April - Early May|
|Light Exposure:||Shade to Part Sun; Moist Forests & Woodland Edges|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist to Average|
|Soil Texture:||Clay Loam to Sandy Loam|
|Soil PH:||Neutral to Slightly Acidic|
|Landscape Uses:||Groundcover for Moist Shade, Conservation Plantings|
|Benefits:||Drought Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Deer Resistant|
|Ecological Function:||Nectar and Pollen|
When ordered it wasn't clear when they would arrive, but after an email this was cleared up. Ideally, this should have been indicated at the start. But plants arrived well packaged and in excellent condition and are getting established. Thank you.