How to Grow Creeping Sedum


Gardeners with dry or rocky growing areas often have difficulty finding plants that grow successfully. Consider planting creeping sedum. Creeping sedum is known as "stonecrop" because this plant grows easily among and between stones. When the roots of creeping sedum contact the soil, those roots grow new runners.

Step 1

Cultivate the soil for the creeping sedum. If the planting area is large, use the garden spade to loosen the soil down to a depth of approximately 3 inches. If the planting area is small, use the hand spade to loosen the soil gently.

Step 2

Dig shallow holes for the sedum. Space the plants 3 to 4 inches apart and make the holes only deep enough to accommodate the roots. Place the sedum plants in the prepared holes, spreading out the roots gently.

Step 3

Cover the roots with a small amount of soil; however this step is not mandatory, as creeping sedum will establish itself and grow into the soil with very little assistance.

Step 4

Provide a light watering immediately after planting the creeping sedum.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden spade or hand spade
  • Trowel
  • Creeping sedum plants


  • University of Texas: Creeping Sedum
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