Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Lance-leaved stonecrop

Sedum lanceolatum

About This Species

Zone 4a BC Native

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

Lance-leaved stonecrop is a hardy native succulent with spear-shaped, red-to-green leaves that turn a golden yellow in autumn and flat-topped clusters of yellow flowers bloom in the summer. This species requires dry, well-drained sites – it does not tolerate standing water. However, when placed in a sufficiently dry site, it is a low-maintenance, pollinator-friendly plant choice for xeriscape or rock gardens.

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