Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'


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Tricolor Stonecrop (also known as Phedimus spurius and Sedum spurium variegatum): A variegated cultivar not seen in the wild that can show not one, not two, but three colors when grown in full sun. S. spurium is a particularly popular ground cover succulent because it is a fast grower and can tolerate extended droughts, hard frosts, and poor soils.

This cold hardy, creeping Sedum has wide, thin leaves and grows about 4.0" tall. It spreads well, even when neglected, but fast, dense growth can be encouraged with regular watering in the growing season. Tricolor is also easy to propagate by hand, simply by cutting 2.0"+ off the stems and replanting the top sections in well-draining soil.

S. spurium is a strong outdoor grower in-ground, potted, in vertical plantings, or on green roofs. Tricolor will slowly revert back to plain green, but you can prune back any green foliage to maintain variegation. It can also take regular pruning to keep it from overcrowding companion plants.

Summer brings a sea of pink, star-shaped flowers that attract pollinators. In winter, S. spurium survives by going partially dormant and losing some leaves, which re-grow in spring.

Full Sedum (Stonecrop) Guide

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary


Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 4 (-30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height


Growth Habit / Shape

Low Growing / Creeping

Growth Habit / Shape

Hanging / Trailing


Winter Dormant Partial


Blooms in Summer

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill

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Fast Grower

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Easy to Propagate

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Pet Safe

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