Three-Leaved Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum) in the Sedums Database

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Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Origin: North America
Hardiness: Hardy - Can Handle Freezing Temps
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Ground cover
Mat Forming
Soil Type: Well drained
Plant uses and characteristics: Pest resistant

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollution
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Various insects

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Location: beautiful TennesseeDate: summer 2013
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 2017-11-25
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Location: Sagamore Hills, OHDate: fall
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Location: TennesseeDate: summer 2013
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: April 6, 2014early  spring color
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: Nov. 11, 2014fall color
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Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-04-29small mass in bloom
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-04-29white bloom
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-04-24small mass not in bloom
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 8:30 AM

This is a good choice for a shady rock garden or well-drained woodland garden. It forms mats of evergreen, succulent, small, blue-green leaves 2 to 3 inches tall with 6-inch tall, flat, sprays of starry white flowers in early summer. It would be beautiful growing naturally from pockets of rich, moist soil on calcareous rocks where the creeping stems can dangle and spread.

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Posted by chickhill (Tennessee - Zone 7a) on Mar 24, 2014 8:45 PM

likes sunshine also

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 13, 2018 6:55 PM

This Wild Sedum has a native range from New England & New York down into Georgia & Alabama to Arkansas to Missouri up into eastern Iowa back through Illinois and southern Michigan to NY, growing in damp rocky woods and cliffs and watercourse banks, usually in limestone based soils. It is sold by a good number of native plant nurseries. I have not seen it sold in conventional nurseries that usually sell several cultivars of Eurasian Sedums.

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