Hardy, mid-Atlantic perennial groundcover
Description: Glaucous blue-grey to light green, fleshy leaves form attractive rosettes that carpet the ground; miniature sprays of white flowers rise on 4” stems above the foliage in mid-late spring
Habit: Grows 1-4 inches high; forms mats up to 1 foot wide; may spread by seed as well; evergreen
Culture: Prefers light shade and very well-drained, gritty soil; drought tolerant
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina
Attributes: Drought tolerant; Groundcover; Container plant; Deer resistant
This attractive small yet vigorous native succulent is found on rocky limestone outcrops in the Appalachian mountain ranges of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Cliff Stonecrop thrives in areas with excellent drainage so adapts well to rock gardens, raised planting beds, and containers with a gritty soil mix. Deer are typically not interested in this plant.