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Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

Red Carpet' Stonecrop

Red Carpet' Stonecrop


  • Sun


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • June
  • August

  • Evergreen
  • Bright pink summer flowers
  • Drought resistant
  • Dense ground cover
  • White-tailed deer and rabbit resistant

Sedum 'Red Carpet', also known as Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet' or Caucasian Stonecrop 'Red Carpet', is a variety of perennial succulent plant that is distinguished by its bright and vibrant red foliage. Native to the Caucasus Mountains, this creeping plant is ideal for adding a splash of color and texture to your garden.

Characteristics of Sedum 'Red Carpet':

  • Foliage: The fleshy leaves of Sedum 'Red Carpet' are a deep burgundy red color, with shades of bronze and green. They retain their vibrant color throughout the growing season and take on even more intense hues in autumn and winter.
  • Flowers: In mid-summer, Sedum 'Red Carpet' produces small, star-shaped flowers in a bright pink color. These flowers attract butterflies and bees, adding additional interest to your garden.
  • Size: This creeping plant typically reaches a height of 2 to 6 inches (5 to 15 cm) and can spread up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide.
  • Hardiness: Sedum 'Red Carpet' is hardy to zone 4 and can tolerate winter temperatures down to -31°F (-34°C).
  • Care: This easy-to-grow plant requires minimal maintenance. It prefers well-drained soil and a sunny location. It is also very drought tolerant.

Uses of Sedum 'Red Carpet':

  • Groundcover: Sedum 'Red Carpet' is an excellent choice for covering the ground in gardens, rock gardens, and borders. It helps to suppress weeds and conserve soil moisture.
  • Containers: This plant can also be grown in containers, such as pots, window boxes, and hanging baskets. It adds a vibrant splash of color to patios, balconies, and decks.
  • Stone Walls: Sedum 'Red Carpet' can cascade over stone walls, creating a stunning visual effect.

Benefits of Sedum 'Red Carpet':

  • Attractive Color: The vibrant red foliage of Sedum 'Red Carpet' catches the eye and adds a touch of vibrant color to your garden.
  • Easy to Grow: This plant is low-maintenance and is perfect for beginning gardeners.
  • Drought Resistant: Sedum 'Red Carpet' tolerates drought very well, making it an ideal choice for dry climates.
  • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers of Sedum 'Red Carpet' attract butterflies and bees, which is beneficial to your garden.

Plant details


12 - 18 in.
12 - 18 in.
3 - 6 in.



  • Spreading

Flowering colours:

  • Bright pink

Plant needs


  • Low watering


  • Easy. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a compact shape. Can be divided in spring or fall to propagate the plant.

Soil requirement:

  • Well drained
  • Dry
  • Poor soil



  • White-tailed deer
  • Diseases
  • Drought


  • Butterflies


  • Borders
  • Ground cover
  • Rock gardens
  • Sunny slopes


  • Evergreen foliage
  • Fall coloring

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