Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Broadleaf stonecrop

Sedum spathulifolium

About This Species

Zone 3a BC Native

Grow me instead of Leafy spurge, Cypress spurge, Goldmoss stonecrop, Myrtle spurge

This very low-growing native sedum has dusky blue, purple, or red rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves, with bright yellow flowers in the summer months. The flowers attract butterflies. Extremely drought and heat tolerant, Broad-leaf stonecrop is a good choice for xeriscape and rock gardens. It is important to ensure this species has good drainage, as it does not tolerant standing water.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions