Sedum ternatum (Woodland Stonecrop) - Quart Super Plugs

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About Woodland Stonecrop

A tenacious yet delicate-looking woodlander, Woodland Stonecrop grows throughout the Eastern Deciduous Forest region, commonly found growing on mossy logs, sand bars, banks or anywhere else moist soil can be found.

Woodland stonecrop holds its own through the winter, and begins growing in earnest once the soil has warmed in April.  Colonies froth into bloom in Late April to May with their eye-catching vibrant white flowers that really stand out in a shady spot.  Woodland stonecrop stays green all year round, even in crippling droughts.


Woodland stonecrop makes an excellent ground cover in shady spots - It can even be planted in the chinks of a landscape wall, which it will eventually cover completely.

Use Woodland stonecrop under shrubs and around other woodland wildflowers - The solid patches make a nice underpinning for larger woodland plants, and though they grow vigorously, colonies will never swamp other plants.

Woodland Stonecrop is an excellent early-season pollinator plant, offering pollen and nectar for native bees.  Rabbits will occasionally nibble the leaves, but they don't typically bother sedums.

How to Grow Woodland Stonecrop

Woodland stonecrop is exceptionally easy to grow - Plant, water once, and watch the colonies spread!  Woodland stonecrop is very adaptable, growing equally well in acid or neutral soils.  Loose, limestone-rich forest soils are Stonecrop's favorite, and it will form beautiful colonies in moist floodplain forests.

Plant about 6 inches apart for a solid ground cover the following season.  You can also pinch off the tips of a plant and press them into moist soil - They'll root in about 2 weeks with no additional water!  In this manner, a few plants could easily cover a large area in a few years.  A sprinkling of lime early in the season helps, especially in more acidic soils.

We offer both RootMaker Plugs and SuperPlugs.  You can expect the plants to be thoroughly established after 2 weeks if moisture isn't lacking!  Rootmaker plugs are perfect for less accessible areas because of this feature.

Common Name: Woodland Stonecrop
Botanical Name: Sedum ternatum
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Height: 2-4 Inches
Spread: 12 Inches
Spacing: 9 Inches
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: Late April - Early May
Texture: Medium
Habit: Creeping Groundcover
Light Exposure: Shade to Part Sun; Moist Forests & Woodland Edges
Soil Moisture: Moist to Average
Soil Texture: Clay Loam to Sandy Loam
Soil PH: Neutral to Slightly Acidic
Landscape Uses: Groundcover for Moist Shade, Conservation Plantings
Benefits: Drought Tolerant, Shade Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Deer Resistant
Ecological Function: Nectar and Pollen


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    Sedum ternatum

    Posted by Allan Winkler on Aug 8th 2018

    When ordered it wasn't clear when they would arrive, but after an email this was cleared up. Ideally, this should have been indicated at the start. But plants arrived well packaged and in excellent condition and are getting established. Thank you.