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Sedum album

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SEE-dum AL-bum
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Space 12-18 in. apart; spreads by creeping prostrate stems; can become invasive

Recommended Plant species for Triangle Area Green Roofs

Poisonous plant when eaten.  Stems and leaves, when very young and tender may be eaten raw.  Later until they flower, they may be briefly cooked.

It can be found growing in forests or natural areas as a native plant.  Also used as a houseplant or interiorscape, or in the landscape as a herbaceous perennial.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Murale'
  • 'Purpureum'
Tags:
#evergreen#fall color#poisonous#herbs#succulent#green roof#playground#cpp#children's garden#pollinator plant#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Murale'
  • 'Purpureum'
Tags:
#evergreen#fall color#poisonous#herbs#succulent#green roof#playground#cpp#children's garden#pollinator plant#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Species:
    album
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Prostrate
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    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:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Stalkless, fleshy, flat or rounded leaves. Reddish tinge in winter
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Problems:
    Weedy
  • 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
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds