Sedum John Creech (Sedum spurium) is an excellent creeping sedum that forms a tight mat as it spreads. Bright green stems root at every fleshy leaf node, turning burgundy in the fall. Sedum John Creech grows much closer together than other Sedum spuriums, making it a delight to have in pathways, patios and rock gardens.
Gardening Tips from Fran
Sedum spurium John Creech is another one of our Tough Ten plants. It is my “go-to” plant to recommend when someone can’t seem to be successful with plants. It’s durable, pretty, and seems to grow not matter what the situation demands from it. John Creech Stonecrop is a low growing sedum, so it does well around stepping stones or as a bark replacement. The runners do not get long and leggy like other Sedum spuriums, making it a great addition to rock gardens, fairy gardens or along a border. Cut off the spent blooms to keep clear for foot traffic. –Fran White,
aka ‘The STEPABLES Lady‘
Size: #4 True
Spacing: Plant 8″ apart.
Height: 1″ to 4″ high.
How To Grow: Part to full sun.
Foot Traffic: Light to Moderate
Hardy Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Tips: Good drainage is a must for sedums (stonecrops) and over watering will impair growth.
Uses: A ground cover in and around Patios, Pathways, Ponds, Pools, Borders, Rock Gardens
(information provided by http://www.stepables.com and picture © 2011 Under A Foot Plant Co.)