Sedum spurium, Tricolor

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The Tricolor Sedum Sparium is a mat-forming succulent with small, variegated leaves predominantly green with a pinkish-white edge. When mature, it reaches 3-6 inches (8-15 cm) in height and 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) in width. It produces clusters of spiky, vibrant pink flowers in late spring and summer, attracting bees and butterflies, making it an ideal outdoor garden plant. This cold-hardy succulent thrives in well-draining soil, under full to partial shade, requiring minimal watering. Avoiding overwatering is crucial for its success. A useful guideline is to water only when the top one to two inches of soil are completely dry. Its creeping growth raises the need for occasional trimming to control overgrowth and removing leafless shoots to promote healthy development. Some suggest trimming the whole plant to ground level in the fall to keep the plant from becoming too unruly. It is best to propagate during the summer, which can easily be done by leaves and stem cuttings. The hardiness zones of the Tricolor Sedum Sparium are 2-9.