Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Wild Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum)
    Stonecrop Family
    Not your typical sedum, this species is particularly tolerant of shade and moist soils, but will also grow well in typical sedum habitats of drier sun. Plants are quite diminutive and make great evergreen ground covers. Try this adaptable plant in rock gardens, fairy gardens, containers, in between stepping stones, and terrariums. Tiny white flowers appear in very early spring and contrast beautifully with the plump, green leaves.
    Blooms: White, 3-4 weeks, March-May
    Leaves: Light green, whorled, nearly round, evergreen
    Space: 6-12”
    Soil: Rocky, loamy, moist-dry
    Exposure: Part sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Small bees, some flies and wasps
    Seeds: Very tiny seeds distributed by wind
    Zone: 4-9

    Deer Resistance: High
    Native Status: NC Native, common in the Piedmont and Mountains, uncommon in the Sandhills
    Provenance: Tennessee Ecotype, asexually propagated