WINTER FIRE® Sedum – Petrosedum rupestre ‘Rice Creek’

May 18th, 2021

This succulent groundcover is WINTER FIRE™ as foliage drastically burns though its rustic green, becoming ember-like in the fall until the entire plant is dark burgundy for the coldest months of the winter. It’s perfect for containers or to plant along pathways and around shrubs, as it can act as fire-retardant mulch. The soft, pointed, fleshy leaves return to rustic green in warm weather, revealing clusters of yellow flowers in July into August. Native to the mountains of Italy, this plant was discovered by the owner of Gardens of Rice Creek, who named it after their nursery.

Plant Type: Groundcover
Height: 2’
Width: 18”
Flowering Season: July – August
Flower Color: yellow
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-10
Culture (Soil Type): adaptable to clay, loam, sand
Pairs Well With: Moroccan Pincushion Flower, Turquoise Tails blue sedum, Purple Winter Savory, Mini Man™ viburnum

Sun: full sun
Water Needs: low to dry
Good for Pollination: yes
Deer Resistant: yes
Rabbit Resistant: yes

Winter Interest: yes
North American Native: no
Other unique benefits: fire-retardant attributes
Containers: yes
Dry shade: no
Fragrant: no
Wildlife Benefits: pollinators
Design Applications: pathways, crevice gardens, hillsides, shrub borders