Dragon's blood sedum may be the hardiest and most versatile of all weed-suppressing ground covers. A cultivar of the succulent Sedum spurium, Dragon's blood ('Schorbuser Blut') is hardy in Zones 3-8. Not only does it grow in full sun as well as partial shade, but it also thrives in poor soil.
Creeping Sedum is fast-spreading, drought tolerant and easy to keep in check. It grows in the hot, full sun or in the shade. It doesn't seem to have any special soil requirements. In June, it's covered with tiny yellow flowers.
DRAGONS BLOOD SEDUM (Gaura lindheimeri) Perennial; Ht: 3”-6" Light: Sun. Spread: 12” Soil: Well Drained. Fast-growing ground cover with brilliant red foliage. A succulent with needle-like leaves which turn vibrant orange-red in fall. The more sun it gets, the more intense the foliage becomes. Exceptionally tolerant of heat and drought and also tolerate cold and being planted in poor dry soil. Low growing Sedum is used for containers borders, edging and as a dense spreading groundcover.