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Voodoo Stonecrop


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Phedimus spurius 'Voodoo' (Voodoo Stonecrop)

Phedimus spurius 'Voodoo' (Voodoo Stonecrop), formerly known as Sedum spurium 'Voodoo', is a mat-forming succulent with branched stems that…


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The Voodoo is a prized perennial with evergreen to semi-evergreen leaves. Native to western Eurasia, it prefers full sun and well-drained soils. It is drought resistant and is the perfect plant for massing on the lawn. It features deep burgundy succulent leaves with clusters of tiny pink flowers that appear during summer.

This unusually colored plant has maroon stems that run on the ground so they stay mostly hidden behind the leaves. Its glossy leaves rise to a uniform height making it a tidy ground cover plant. This red sedum can be planted in a container as a gift plant. It blooms in early summer through to late summer.

Sedum voodoo care is minimal because it is fairly drought-resistant and can adapt to poor, dry soil conditions. It is easy to propagate requiring only pieces broken off from the plant be stuck back in the ground. It is easy to maintain by trimming off stems and dead flowers and mowing for large patches.

This variation of the sedum dragon’s blood red family does well in neutral to alkaline loam or sandy soils. It blooms in early summer to late summer. The voodoo grows to a short height of 4-6” with a spread of 12-23”. It is best planted in front of taller plants to showcase its bright color and the variation of height.

The burgundy flowers attract butterflies and are deer and rabbit resistant. It works best as a border plant or a feature plant in a garden. You can also use it for edging or as a mass growing plant in a space with light foot traffic.

This sedum is great plant for a woodland garden because it provides great variation of texture and height. It can be planted alongside other less showy plants or alongside more vibrant hues for a highly contrasting and aesthetically pleasing gardens. Voodoo Sedum is evergreen in moderate climates.


Voodoo Stonecrop - garden

Voodoo Stonecrop in bloom

Voodoo Stonecrop in bloom

Other Names: Dragon's Blood Stonecrop, Two Row Stonecrop

Voodoo Stonecrop is smothered in stunning rose star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its attractive tiny succulent round leaves emerge brick red in spring, turning burgundy in color with hints of gray throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Voodoo Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration

Voodoo Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Voodoo Stonecrop will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Voodoo Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.


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Voodoo Stonecrop in bloom

Voodoo Stonecrop in bloom

Other Names: Dragon's Blood Stonecrop, Two Row Stonecrop

Voodoo Stonecrop is smothered in stunning rose star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. Its attractive tiny succulent round leaves emerge brick red in spring, turning burgundy in color with hints of gray throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Voodoo Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration

Voodoo Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Voodoo Stonecrop will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Voodoo Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.


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