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Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'

Whorled Stonecrop / Larinem

Pure white, starry flowers smother this little sedum for a few weeks every spring. The small fleshy green leaves are arranged in whorls of three around the stem. The foliage is often evergreen. Makes a nice little ground cover at the foot of shrubs or taller plants. This sedum tolerates more shade than other sedum.

Benefits

Good nectar source for native bees and butterflies
An adaptable, drought tolerant groundcover
Tolerates more shade and moisture than other sedum
Deer resistant
Performs well in rocky, drought-prone soils

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in sun or shade in moist or dry soil. Grows well on rocky slopes. Flowering stems die in the fall but the offshoots that remain are evergreen through the winter. Useful as a groundcover.


Height
4-6 Inches

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Spread
10-12 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Native Range

Ledges, mossy rocks, and woods; New Jersey to Iowa south to Arkansas and Georgia.

Native Trivia

If you garden in the shade or a woodland, downed trees, a brush pile and/or a pile of jumbled rocks provide inviting homes for all kinds of wildlife, and can add to the rustic, natural look of a landscape.


"This pretty succulent is right at home tumbling down rocky outcrops like the ones where chimpmunks live."

Good Companions
Wild Pinks or Catchfly (Silene caroliniana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Bloom Time
Late Spring / Early Summer
Summer
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Habitat Collection
Dry Shade
Native Habitat
Coastal
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Drought tolerant
Edging
Evergreen
Ground cover
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Rock garden
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia