Category: Groundcovers Perennials Cactus and Succulents
Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) 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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Foliage: Grown for foliage
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From herbaceous stem cuttings By simple layering
On Jan 11, 2012, pirl from (Arlene) Southold, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Much too aggressive for me. Runs rampant and even frequently removing all pieces I can see doesn't stop it. Must be growing underground and not yet emerged. Looks like I'll have to remove and pot all plants in the area to try and eliminate it.
On May 24, 2010, holeth from Lehigh Valley, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:
In an experiment to create a cascade look in a soil-filled dry retaining wall, this plant raced ahead of "walkable" creeping veronicas and campanulas & produced the desired effect. The other plants are still mere little clumps. (The campanulas barely survived the winter.)
The lime-green foliage is a nice contrast to the bluer-green of the majority of the garden plants.
Unfortunately, with this growth rate, it's going to be some work to keep it contained in future years. I want it in the wall, but not covering the entire wall, & not in the lawn, flower beds, etc.
On May 19, 2009, chickarooni from Springfield, MO wrote:
I love the thick sea of green and yellow this plant presents when growing over rocks. One thing I've noticed is how the green bottle flies love the flowers of this plant so you might reconsider planting close to your patio or porch. To control it as a border I just simply pull it up periodically otherwise it will choke all other plants. In the winter it dies back to the surface resembling miniature hens and chicks.
On Jul 28, 2006, uoflkim from Shepherdsville, KY (Zone 9a) wrote:
Awesome ground cover. I love the way it fills in the spaces between my patio blocks. This has been a very tough ground cover for me and has stood up to the test of kids trompling all over it and dogs running across it day in and day out. It always looks pretty and is very easy to control by just pulling up what you dont want. Comes up with very little effort. If you want it to fill in another area just pull some up and pitch it where you want it. It will plant itself.
On Mar 15, 2005, saya from Heerlen Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:
Sedum does very well in my garden..it fills the gaps between my stepping stones and it is a nice roof cover for my garden shed. All sedums are very usefull for that purpose...it needs very less soil to grow and can stand extreme conditions like heat, drought, sun. It makes a nice tapestry on very dull roofs.
On Jun 19, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:
I am building a rock garden on a steep sandy slope- very poor soil. As invasive as this is, it does a nice job of covering areas where things haven't filled in yet. I love the way it climbs and drapes in steep cracks, like green fire. I rip it out by the handfuls every year, but it's easier to pull than a lot of the weeds, so it if isn't killing some other plant I wait till it blooms, and then rip it back. The poor soil also keeps it a little smaller and more dainty. I've seen it get leggy and coarse in good soil.
On May 8, 2004, DivaSharon from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I give it a positive rating, however! I give it a negative rating for the way it attracts a million bees and for the way it ate my other plants! I used to have orange verbena and bachelor buttons, but no more! It has spread so fast, it makes my head spin, but it IS pretty. I will have to remove some this year and put brick edging to contain it in a flower bed. It has planted itself on the other side of the yard and I will probably not let it stay.
This started blooming yellow flowers in April in Texas!
On Aug 27, 2003, SueP64 from Centerbrook, CT wrote:
Extremely invasive. I found it growing on compacted soil in my brother's lawn. I took a couple of plugs home, planted them in good soil and in two months time I had to yank a lot of it out. It is by far the fastest growing garden plant I've had. It's color is a beautiful chartreuse with tiny bright yellow flowers in mid-summer. I recommend it for hard soil-low traffic areas, and contained spots in rock gardens.
On Jul 16, 2003, Bricca from Sugar Grove, NC wrote:
This is the fastest growing groundcover I've ever seen!! Even though it's extremely invasive, it's also very easy to pull up and transplant. You hardly even have to plant it; just throw it on the ground with a little water the first few days! Seems to do equally well in sun to shade, but flowers more & spreads faster in the sun. Does fine in rocky hillside soil; excellent for holding soil on a slope, and much prettier than grass in areas that can't be mowed. EXCELLENT for rock retaining walls. It constantly resupplies itself - once you start this, you'll have an ENDLESS supply. Do NOT use this plant if you never want to "edit" - you'll have to pull some of this up every season, unless you have no other plants!
On Jul 16, 2003, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
(I garden in the Mid-Atlantic). Nice succulent leaves covered in yellow flowers/bracts in spring. Low to the ground, a good ground cover for sun and part shade, although prefers not to be stepped on. Drought tolerant, but seems to prefer moist soils. Easy to grow. Can be invasive. Removal is easy though, because of very shallow roots. Because of shallow roots, dislikes being translplanted. Good for various places, including rock gardens and for erosion control in small areas. Mine is planted in various places, including beneath a gutter to prevent water washing away soil from my nearby perennial garden.
On Feb 3, 2003, Crimson from Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
It seems to be pretty invasive, I planted a small amount in light shade and it's spreading very fast... faster than anything else including Creeping Jenny. I'm afraid I'm going to regret planting it. (zone 4)
On Jan 21, 2003, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
It's taken a bit of research to ID this little sedum correctly. It seems it's often incorrectly labeled as Sedum acre. This sedum is a rapid spreader, sending out long, fleshy stems that root anywhere they come in contact with the soil. It will loosely cover a large area in a short time. It does well in shade or full sun, although it will benefit from extra watering in the hot sun.
On Sep 1, 2002, Crimson from Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
I had no idea this would spread so very rapidly, faster than Creeping Jenny! If you want to blanket a light shade area quickly, this would do it. I don't think it's nearly as pretty as Creeping Jenny. (zone 4)
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Alabaster, Alabama Gurley, Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama Vincent, Alabama Bear Creek, Alaska Fayetteville, Arkansas Waldron, Arkansas Clayton, California Fairfield, California Centerbrook, Connecticut Jacksonville, Florida Braselton, Georgia Jacksonville, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Davenport, Iowa Delhi, Iowa Fox Chase, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Mc Dowell, Kentucky Melbourne, Kentucky Murray, Kentucky Bastrop, Louisiana Coushatta, Louisiana Westbrook, Maine Millersville, Maryland Detroit, Michigan Okemos, Michigan Scottville, Michigan Fridley, Minnesota Mathiston, Mississippi Saucier, Mississippi Piedmont, Missouri Saint Martins, Missouri Saint Robert, Missouri Springfield, Missouri West Sullivan, Missouri Nelson, New Hampshire Cicero, New York Rotterdam, New York Southold, New York Raleigh, North Carolina Sugar Grove, North Carolina Cleveland, Ohio Clyde, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Glouster, Ohio Pocola, Oklahoma East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Fullerton, Pennsylvania Millersburg, Pennsylvania Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Warrior Run, Pennsylvania West Goshen, Pennsylvania Prosperity, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Coppell, Texas Dallas, Texas Houston, Texas Pflugerville, Texas San Angelo, Texas Merrimac, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Sterling, Virginia Kalama, Washington Peterstown, West Virginia Weston, West Virginia