Dragon's Blood Sedum

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Stylish and dramatic, if you want your garden visitors to stare at your ground in disbelief, plant Dragon's Blood Sedum (Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood') groundcover. It's wonderfully rare to have such a small, easy-care perennial provide such a big impact.

And what an amazing look! Each succulent leaf looks like it's dipped in deep crimson. You'll love how dynamic this plant is. Each plant produces a wide spectrum of color as the season marches on. Flowers start off a blushing rose pink, then deepen to a rich sangria red once the weather starts turning a little cooler, then the foliage turns a bronze-red in the fall!

The blooms attract loads of butterflies and bees, but won't attract rabbits or deer. Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9, these low-growing Stonecrop spread up to 2 feet wide when mature! Often rooting as it spreads to fill in the gaps!

Planting and Application:

This low Stonecrop Sedum grows fast to fill space between flagstones or as an edging for low, showy borders. You'll be thrilled to see it cover bare spots or fill your garden edges with neatly rambling carpets of red and green! Rock Gardens, retaining walls, and crevice gardens are all ideal locations for perennial Stonecrops!

Use Sedum in your defensible spaces when planning fire-wise landscaping. Plant it where it's hot and dry in well-drained soil and it will thrive without a lot of help from you. These are xeric plants that thrive in the harsh hell strip along the sidewalk, and this is a perfect plant for massing, filling large areas like living mulch, or slowing erosion on slopes and hillsides that are difficult to mow!

Let Dragon's Blood fill the bare ground around a focal point plant in a large planter or as a "spiller" in container gardens and window boxes! Sedum tolerate being potted and placed in hot, sunny areas where you may forget to water them from time to time! They're quite forgiving!

  • Green Leaves Accented Blood-Red - Draws Your Eye
  • Mat-Forming Succulent Foliage
  • Ruby Red Starry Flowers - Attracts Pollinators
  • Brilliant Red Fall Color
  • Low-Maintenance, Groundcover, Containers, Edging & Between Paths

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These low-maintenance plants thrive in full sun and partial shade, especially afternoon shade in hotter climates. Sedum prefers well-drained soil and to be kept on the dry side. Water these perennials regularly to get established, afterwards, they only need supplemental watering during times of extreme heat and drought! Thriving in clay soils, gravel, and sand, any soil in full sun that is dry to medium moisture is perfect for these plants! For better moisture retention, add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the root zone to keep more moisture consistency in the soil. Rake gently or prune in the very early spring, and divide clumps every 3-5 years to maintain vigor.

  • Super Easy Care in Full Sun
  • Thrives in Heat & Well-Drained Conditions - Even Poor Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Low Once Established
  • Prune Back In Very Early Spring
  • Rabbit & Deer Resistant, Heat & Cold Tolerant, Drought Hardy

People are on the hunt for this mat-forming and trailing perennial! Hurry and order the Dragon's Blood Sedum from Nature Hills Nursery! We will sell out fast, so please place your order today!

Stonecrop Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grow And Care For Sedum?

Also known as Stonecrop, Sedum need full sun for the most flowers and very well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Prune down in the very early spring.

Will Sedum come back every year?

Sedum are reliable perennials so long as they have well-drained soil year-round.

What happens to Sedum in winter?

Sedum are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves after frost and die back to the ground. They leave behind ornamental dried flowers and stems for winter interest. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

Will Stonecrop spread quickly?

Stonecrop or Sedum will not spread or become invasive, staying put where it's planted as low-growing mounding plants.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Stonecrop Sedum for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Dragon's Blood Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Ruby Red
Foliage Color Red, Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No