A mat-forming native groundcover! Yay! This rock-loving perennial has succulent, light-green leaves arranged alternately or in whorls of three. Star-like flowers in three-branched terminal clusters are white with five, pointed petals and purple stamens.
It spreads by creeping stems which root at the nodes. Stems break away and die in winter, leaving newly rooted plants separated from the mother plant. Once established, this prostrate, spreading ground cover needs little, if any, maintenance. Can you walk on it? Hmm – it takes light traffic but I wouldn’t. Tolerates part shade and moist soils better than most other sedums.
‘Larinem Park’ is a profusely flowering selection with larger flowers than the species.
Height: 0.25-0.5 ft.
Spread: 0.5-0.75 ft.
Bloom time: April to May
Sun: full sun to part shade
photo credit: North Creek Nurseries