Sedum hispanicum, the Spanish stonecrop, is a species of plant in the family Crassulaceae. It is a low-growing, perennial, succulent plant up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. It has blue-green, succulent foliage.
Sedum hispanicum, also known as Blue Carpet or Spanish Stonecrop, is a hardy perennial succulent. As the weather warms, the foliage of Sedum hispanicum turns to a blue-grey color and it has a soft feathery feel to it. In late spring to summer it has clusters of small, whitish-pink blooms. Notwithstanding its specific name this stonecrop is not found in Spain. It grows in Syria, Lebanon, the Palestine region, Western Asia, the Balkans, Italy, and Switzerland. Sedum is the Latin name of the adjoining genus, Sempervivum, houseleek. It is derived from sedare, to appease, to tranquillize, since the houseleek cultivated on housetops was supposed to take away the thunder, or probably because the crushed leaves used in plasters have a sedative action.