|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: August 7, 2005
The Stonecrop is an excellent border plant and
works well in rock gardens. Mass plantings of stonecrop bring out the rich
burgundy colors in late fall. You will see flowers as early as August with the
pinkish reds gradually turning a darker shade of red as the weather turns
This plant is an excellent plant for those places you just don't water often.
It is very drought tolerant and will turn a lighter shade of color if given too
much water. Plant where the stonecrop will see a lot of sunshine as the leaves
can actually turn floppy with too much shade.
The greenhouse recommends cutting the plant back halfway when it reaches 8
inches tall which causes the plant to produce a higher quantity of flowers
because the plant will produce more stems. Each of the stems will show a flower
head which resembles a bunch of broccoli.