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Stonecrop, Chinese Sedum
Sedum tetractinum 'Coral Reef'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: tetractinum (te-TRAK-tee-num) (Info)
Cultivar: Coral Reef
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Alpines and Rock Gardens




under 6 in. (15 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer




Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Birmingham, Alabama

Tracy, California

Denver, Colorado

Bartow, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Bastrop, Louisiana

Bordelonville, Louisiana

Silver Spring, Maryland

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Dallas, Oregon

Newberg, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Florence, South Carolina

Clarksville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Frisco, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

Penhook, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 15, 2013, montsho from Tracy, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I got this as a throw in on a plant order. It looked as if it was done so I threw away the main plant but luckily a piece broke off and I planted it. 9 months later I have two large plants growing from the 1 tiny piece I planted. Just waiting to see the blooms. Extremely fast growing Sedum.


On Jun 1, 2008, dee_cee from Birmingham, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

I started out with one 3" pot of this stuff & it spread nicely throughout the season. The next year I cut many longer stems, clipped off the bottom leaves, & planted them in holes dug with a screwdriver. All survived & the following year many bloomed with the familiar yellow sedum flower.

I've started pots to give to friends & all are doing well!