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Phedimus spurius 'John Creech'

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
Phonetic Spelling
FED-ih-mus SPUR-ee-us
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Succulent perennial herb with fleshy, flat or rounded leaves; flowers 4-5-parted, yellow, white, or red.  Grows in a mat form.

It can be found growing in forests or other natural areas as a native plant.

Although toxic, the stems and leaves, when very young and tender may be eaten raw.  Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cooked.

 

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Tags:
#evergreen#fall color#poisonous#houseplant#succulent#playground#herb garden#cpp#children's garden#groundcover#pollinator plant#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#fall color#poisonous#houseplant#succulent#playground#herb garden#cpp#children's garden#groundcover#pollinator plant#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phedimus
    Species:
    spurius
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Very Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Small scalloped leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids sedine, sedamine and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems