There it was, carpeting a cliff along the beach, one of the toughest plants I know.
The rain drains quickly, rinsing nutrients from the rocky soil.
- Drought tolerant.
- No need for feed.
- A suitable candidate for planting on a green roof?
It clings & dangles tenaciously, spreading when leaning stems touch ground & sprout tiny roots. If a piece breaks off, it’s determined to grow right where it lands.
It seems content in shade.
In the full sun, the succulent, spatula-shaped leaves change from grey-green to red.
Who needs flowers when foliage is so decorative?
But Sedum spathulifolium blooms, too — starry, bright yellow flowers in June. Happy flowers.
I welcomed this coastal native into my garden a couple of years ago & am not disappointed. Once placed in a gravelly patch, there’s not much to do with it. I leave it alone, & so do the deer. Score!