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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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26 members have or want this plant for trade.

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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

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive montsho 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.

Positive dee_cee 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!


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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