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PlantFiles: Mexican Sedum
Sedum mexicanum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: mexicanum (meks-sih-KAY-num) (Info)

Synonym:Sedum mexicana

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hymenocallis On Oct 31, 2011, hymenocallis from Auburn, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

If you need a sedum , Sedum mexicanum should be the one. It will grow anywhere and luxuriate in that spot. For those who have problems growing plants this is a no-brainer.

Positive vossner On May 27, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Extremely hardy, easy to propagate and has lovely yellow flowers in the spring.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Ridgecrest, California
Bartow, Florida
Beverly Hills, Florida
Pikeville, Kentucky
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Marietta, Mississippi
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Moscow, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Brenham, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
La Vernia, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Spring, Texas

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