Sedum spurium: How to Grow and Care for Caucasian Stonecrop, Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor’

Sedum spurium Caucasian Stonecrop, Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor'

Scientific name: Sedum spurium

Common name: Caucasian Stonecrop, Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor’

It is a small, cold-hardy stonecrop that makes excellent ground-cover. Its leaves have a green center, white margins, and pink accents. The leaves are growing opposite each other.

Quick Look at Sedum spurium

  • Full sun
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 5″ (13 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 18″ (46 cm) wide
  • Zone 4a (Minimum -30° F | -34.4° C)
  • Cold hardy
  • Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Winter Dormant

General Care for Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

It is great for ground cover and also grows well in hanging baskets. As it grows, it will trail down the edges. Adding to cold-hardy arrangements that will stay outside during the winter is excellent.


The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

It is cold enough to be hardy down to -30 F. It does well in both full and partial sun. There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

Stem cuttings can be used to grow sedum spurium. A sterile knife or a pair of scissors is needed to grow ‘Tricolor’. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


  1. Sedum spurium (Caucasian Stonecrop, Phedimus spurius ‘Tricolor’) – Wikipedia

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