Sedum (Creeping) Growing Guide

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Sedum (Creeping)

Crop Rotation Group



Fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH.


Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Yes, sedums are cold hardy once established, with the hardiest cultivars tolerating temperatures down to -30°F (-35°C).


In early spring as new growth emerges, feed plants with a balanced organic fertilizer.


Single Plants: 7" (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 7" (20cm) with 7" (20cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant dormant roots or container-grown plants in spring. Sedums root very quickly and should show new growth within two weeks. Stems that break off during transplanting can be rooted in small containers of potting soil. Sedum is easily propagated by rooting stem cuttings taken from spring to early summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


Creeping sedums vary in their colors and growth habits. Put them to work among stones or as ground covers on sunny banks, where they will attract bees and other pollinators with their nectar-rich flowers. Sedums need little care beyond routine weeding.



Sedums have few pest problems. Wet winter conditions can lead to root rot, so be sure to choose a well-drained planting site.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Sedum (Creeping)