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PlantFiles: Showy Stonecrop
Sedum 'Xenox'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Cultivar: Xenox
Additional cultivar information: (PP16888)
Hybridized by Oudshoorn; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005


4 vendors have this plant for sale.

20 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)
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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saskboy On May 31, 2013, saskboy from Regina, SK (Zone 3b) wrote:

unparalleled for foliage color and texture. this is the best foliage sedum there is. the flower color is a bit muted and muddy, but that is unimportant. Excellent for pots as well as beds.

Positive ms_greenjeans On Aug 10, 2012, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I've had a few of the purple/dark sedum varieties, and I have discarded all of them in favor of this one. It is upright and not floppy and has a lovely deep color. Absolutely the best, in my opinion.

Positive nicholtammy On Jul 6, 2010, nicholtammy from Huntsville
Canada wrote:

I seen it I want it very pretty leaves

Positive montsho On Jun 19, 2009, montsho from Tracy, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

First year and I am very impressed with this variety. I have yet to see the bloom but the foliage is off the hook. Right now Purple Emperor may get replaced with this variety.

Positive 4paws On Oct 15, 2007, 4paws from Citra, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant has done very well for me in the ground and in containers. It's easy to start, has a wonderful dark, purple-red color and keeps coming back, even after neglect, pet-related injury, winter rain, summer heat and drought. Plant did well in the house with a bright window, too. Acquired through the fine Pixiedish coop in the spring of 2006.


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

Elk Grove, California
Hoopa, California
Oakhurst, California
Chicago, Illinois
Silver Spring, Maryland
Hopkins, Minnesota
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Regina, Saskatchewan
Clarksville, Tennessee
Lake Forest Park, Washington

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