Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Origin: Pacific Northwest
Category: Containers
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Ground cover
Mat Forming
Soil Type: Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Accent
Pest resistant
Average water needs
Does not like wet feet
Toxicity: No
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 4 inches and under
Plant Spread: Spreads, productive grower, shallow rooted
Leaves: Other: leaves have silvery-white waxy powder, giving it a silvery appearance.
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Can be propagated by seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Stonecrop
  • Sedum
Also sold as:
  • Capo Blanco
  • Silver Blob
  • Cappa Blanca

Photo Gallery
Location: Zone 5 (full sun) Denver, CO
Date: 2012-03-31
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2022-06-19
It seems to keep the grass out.
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-07-16
Location: Fairfax, VA

10/22/2009 PNW zone 8
Location: On my property in Lenore, ID
Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Date: 2019-07-29

Date: 2014-05-31

Date: 2014-08-26

5/23/2010 PNW, zone 8

A close view of the flowers

Date: 2021-08-07

Date: 2004-05-03
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-06-25
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jan 28, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 6, 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 20, 2013
Location: Hortus Botanicus Akureyensis - Akureya - Iceland
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2012-22-05
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-06-21

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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In full bloom
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 26, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions

Date: 2021-05-13
Uploaded by Toni

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-17
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2012-22-05
Uploaded by gg5
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2016-05-05

Date: 2014-08-26

Date: 2014-08-26
Location: On my property in Lenore, ID

Date: 2016-08-13
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo courtesy of Perennial Obsessions.

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 4, 2010 4:54 AM concerning plant:
    Found in Cape Blanco, Oregon.
    Hardy grower, needs good drainage. Another one that does well in our PNW wet season. Seems to take it all in stride, even when we get 100°+ summer weather and short spells of 10° temps for short periods.
  • Posted by stilldew (Southeast NE - Zone 5b) on Mar 12, 2010 12:29 PM concerning plant:
    Cape Blanco did not survive the winter for me in zone 5, but I'm giving it a 5 star rating just because it was so pretty.
Plant Events from our members
needrain From May 15, 2010 to July 23, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
After four years, it collapsed completely. I have found this to be a diva. The least disturbance and it reacted negatively, so quickly learned to tiptoe around it. But at the beginning of this spring there was a beautiful mound covering a shallow 12 inch pot. Then the hook broke and the pot fell and jarred the root ball. It went backward from that point. I have never been able to successfully root a cutting. I'll try Cape Blanco again because it's such an attractive plant. Though I've never seen this mentioned, it also emits a fragrance. Very elusive, but very pleasant in the evergreen category of odors - fresh and clean. It took me some time to discover where the fragrance originated. You can't rub the plant and get it, nor put your nose in it and smell. It just emits it somehow into the air around it. There are times when you can't detect the fragrance, but more than half the time it's there. I thought it an odd trait for a sedum, but definitely a plus.
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Nice! by goldfinch4 Apr 18, 2012 9:15 PM 2
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