Plant of the Week
Sedium spurium is great for rocky areas. If you don't already live on rocks, you can re-create a similar effect in your garden by building up well-draining mounds of gravel, rocks, and decomposed granite. You can also grow this sedum in a container.
It grows to about 4" tall and slowly creeps to 12-20" wide. It roots along its stems as they touch the ground.
One of the great things about this plant is that it thrives on extreme neglect! It requires well-drained soil and it does not tolerate being over watered.
It prefers full sun but tolerates some light shade, too.
It is said to be deer-resistant. It's mainly known for its foliage but it does produce nice flowers.
Sedum spurium is easy to divide in the fall.