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Sedum sieboldii f. variegatum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: sieboldii f. variegatum
Additional cultivar information:(aka Variegatum, Variegata)
Synonym:Hylotelephium sieboldii f. variegatum

Category:

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Calistoga, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

San Leandro, California

Tracy, California

Saint James, Missouri

Cleveland, Ohio

Clyde, Ohio

Lake Forest Park, Washington

Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Feb 18, 2012, reddman from goulburn
Australia wrote:

We inherited this plant from my wife's auntie, who had it for years. It has survived a move from a temperate to a colder climate where it has thrived on neglect. Propagation seems to be a very hit and miss experience. Its very drought tolerant and attractive to spiders. Quiet happy in a pot and a great conversation piece.

Positive

On May 15, 2009, Nan from SW, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

As stated above...this one is, indeed, hard to find.
Mine is simply a sport of my green S. sieboldii. I'd looked for YEARS and found this plant with the variegated sport within a display of many regular S. sieboldii.
Have grown it 3 years, with varying temps, both hot and well below zero.
I've found it difficult to propagate, though I'll continue to try!

Positive

On Jul 30, 2008, colliwobbles from (Jana) Shoreline, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have several sedums in my garden, and this one is at the top of my favorites list. I bought it a couple of years ago, before I was keeping good records, and I can't remember where I bought it. Luckily, it's doing well, and a piece that broke off has started another plant after I stuck it in the dirt.

If you see this sedum at your local nursery, don't hesitate to buy it, because it seems to be a little hard to find.