THREE LEAVED STONE CROP

Sedum Ternatum

Three-leaved stone crop, Sedum Ternatum is the most widespread native Sedum species in eastern North America, commonly known as woodland stonecrop. It has white flowers, blooming April to May. This shade-tolerant species is often found in the forest understory, although it can also grow in sunnier locations when sufficient moisture is present. Its common name of “stonecrop” evokes its ability to thrive atop boulders, where its succulent leaves help it to retain moisture in shallow soil. It adapts well to garden use.

Use it as ground cover including in semi-shaded spots or as a rock gardens plant. It delivers eco-services to insects and other arthropods and provides nectar or pollen for beneficial insects.

SPECS: Genus: Sedum; Species: Ternatum; Plant Type: Succulent; Life Cycle: Perennial; Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade; Soil Moisture: Medium Wet, Mesic (middle), Medium Dry, Well Drained; Height: 1′ — 2′; Spread: 1′; Plant Spacing: 1′; Bloom Time: April — May; Bloom Color: White; Advantages: Low maintenance, Pollinator conservation, Pollinators; USDA Zone: 3 — 9; Attracts: Beneficial insects, Bumblebees, Honey bees, Potter wasps, Small black bees, Sweat bees; Tolerant: Drought, Dry soils, Heat & humidity, Rocky soil, Shade, Wet soils; Plant Community: Plants that work well with Sedum ternatum: Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata), Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata), Creeping foam flower (Tiarella cordifolia) & Wild pink (Silene caroliniana);