Woodland Stonecrop

Sedum ternatum

Regular price $11.00

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Woodland or mountain stonecrop is a ground-hugging native with gray-green, succulent leaves. Plants thrive in dry, rocky soil and love shady spots in the garden.

  • Evergreen leaves
  • Drought tolerant
  • Easy and carefree


  • 2 to 4 inches tall and 12 to 24 inches wide
  • Evergreen perennial
  • Hardy in USDA hardness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering starts mid-April and continues for two to three weeks.

How to grow

Grow woodland stonecrop in well-drained soil – avoid wet soil or low-lying spots. Will grow in dense shade, but produces more flowers in morning sun or dappled shade.

Care and maintenance

Prevent larger plants from invading its space. If planted under deciduous trees, remove fallen leaves in the fall to allow winter sun to reach the plant.

Where to plant

Plant woodland stonecrop at the base of trees, at the front of east-facing borders, and in planters where it will thrive with only occasional watering.

When to plant

Best planted in the spring or fall.


12 to 18 inches apart when planting in a group.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased and planted before April will flower their first year.

Native habitat and range

Forests and shady rock outcrops from New Jersey and Iowa down to northwest Georgia and Alabama. Plants are rare in the coastal plain.

Source and origin

Grown from cuttings at the nursery that were originally collected from cuttings off plants growing along the Rocky River in Chatham County, NC.

 State Cost per order
AL, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12.00
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI MO, MS, NH, RI, VT and WI $14.00
CO, IA, KS, ME, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX $16.00


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA, due to agriculture restrictions.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions of the containers are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep or 32 fl. oz.

How long will it take to get my order?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. When you select the "ship now" option, your order will be shipped within one week.

Can I get my plants shipped at a later date?

Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.

What shipping carriers do you use?

USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger orders.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.

On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.

If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.


Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of plants, they can’t be returned for a refund. If your plants arrive damaged or you are unhappy with them, please let us know straight away.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.