Top Questions About Stonecrop Plants

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Questions About Stonecrop Plants

Asked by
Cheyenne on
September 14, 2012

Q. The Spread of Stonecrop Orpin

This summer I planted a stonecrop orpin silver frost plant. It is a low lying plant and spreads very rapidly. I have noticed it is spreading all over the place between all my other plants. If it grows between the other plants, it is OK, but what I want to know is if it will smother the other plants?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 14, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

While it is a prolific spreader, this plant should not crowd out others growing with it.

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Asked by
NValent898 on
September 2, 2013

Q. Do You Cut Stonecrop Back for Winter?

This is the first year for Stonecrop in our garden. How do we prepare for winter. Do we cut them back and let them go until spring?

Thank you

Answered by
Sumatra on
September 4, 2013
A.

Cutting them back will encourage them to get larger next year, but it really is not necessary.

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Asked by
hjp on
March 16, 2015
zone 4

Q. stonecrop fertilizer

What should I use for fertilizer for my stonecrop? I have several varieties.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 18, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

I live in Zone 4 also, and I have stonecrop throughout my garden. I have good luck using a light fish emulsion fertilizer once a month on my plants.

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Answered by
shelley on
March 16, 2015
Certified Expert
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The plants need a low nitrogen fertilizer applied a few times in the growing season.

For more information about stonecrop, please visit the following article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stonecrop/stonecrop-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 18, 2015

Q. black spots on my kamtschaticum stonecrop

I have black spots on the leaves of my stone crop (kamtschaticum). Some of the stems look as though something has eaten all the leaves off of them. Can you give me some help in identifying the problem and a solution to it? It is only in one area of my ground cover now but I would like to keep it from spreading if I can. Thank you for any help you can give me in order to save my plants.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 18, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

It is likely a fungus. Treat the tree with a fungicide such as neem oil.

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Asked by
LJ1302 on
May 5, 2016
osage, Iowa

Q. planting stonecrop perennials

How deep do I plant them? Also, the soil is mixed with river rock. Is that ok?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 6, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Your Stonecrop plants do not have a big root system and can be planted quite shallow in a well draining soil that rich in organic material.

Here are some articles that will help you get started!

There are many different types and varieties of Stonecrops and Sedums to enjoy and plant!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/stonecrop/stonecrop-plant.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/sedum/sedums-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 10, 2016

Q. Stonecrop plant

Do I cut my stonecrop plant back for the winter?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 11, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

That is largely a personal decision. Some opt not to cut it back because they find that the flowers, which can remain on the plants well into early winter, add dimension and interest to the succulents even as they dry. You are fine either way!

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Asked by
SusanWB on
April 25, 2017
71360, Pineville Louisiana

Q. Plant Identification

Hello,
I get compliments on this plant. It’s a succulent, “breaks away” easily and grow wherever it falls. I get compliments on it but I cannot tell folks what it is. Please advise.
Respectfully, Susan W. Brown

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 1, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This is a stonecrop of some variety.

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