Ditch Stonecrop

Botanical Name: Penthorum sedoides

Bloom: Summer, but the pink seed pods late in the season are the thing.

Height: 60 cm

Conditions: Damp soil, light shade. Spreads by stolons in loose damp soil. Can tolerate standing water. Will thrive in full sun if soil is moist enough. Does not tolerate drought.

Ottawa Valley or Eastern Ontario seed source: Yes

Wildlife benefits:

Remarks: Bright colour late in the season is welcome.


See other plants for wetland areas.

The modest, mid-summer flowers of Ditch Stonecrop, photographed in Shaw Woods, Renfrew Co.