Common Name: Stonecrop
Cultivar: 'Cape Blanco'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy
Time to divide plants: March to May
Sedum spathulifolium is a useful drought-tolerant plant for any problem, hot, dry sunny spot, where it associates well with other sedums and looks superb surrounded by pebbles or gravel. 'Cape Blanco', which is also known as 'Cappa Blanca', has powder-blue and pewter foliage which, in mid-summer, is topped by small flattish heads of yellow flowers. Though attractive in flower, the plants are at their very best in midwinter when their colourful evergreen foliage and attractive shapes make them invaluable on the rock garden or in containers. Grow with craggy clumps of sempervivums. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).