Stonecrop family (Crassulaceae)
Updated 2 November 2023
An adaptable, shade-tolerant plant with typical sedum attributes: thick, fleshy, waxy leaves and star-shaped, white flowers. Use as a groundcover under trees, in rock gardens and open woodlands. Plant it in an old stump and allow it to cascade down the sides. Can also be used as a container plant. Do not treat this native as you would non-native species of sedum that grow well in dry sunny spots – it needs a little respite from the sun and moist soil to thrive. Too much shade though will reduce flowering. Companions: Crested Iris, Meehan’s Mint, Toothwort, Solomon’s Seal.