Chinese Sedum
Sedum tetractinum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: tetractinum (te-TRAK-tee-num) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Hesperia, California

San Jose, California

Tracy, California

Denver, Colorado

Newark, Delaware

Tallahassee, Florida

Delhi, Iowa

Lake George, Minnesota

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Cleveland, Mississippi

Jefferson City, Missouri

Bridgeton, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Kinderhook, New York

Beaufort, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Turner, Oregon

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Charleston, South Carolina

Lexington, South Carolina

Arlington, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Abilene, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Paris, Texas

Princeton, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 21, 2008, rampbrat from Abilene, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have mine in a pot and it has done well. Plan to put is in the ground in Sept.

Positive

On May 11, 2005, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Very sturdy and hardy Sedum. It's a rampant grower and can become invasive, but is easily removed.

Positive

On Apr 22, 2005, rainycz from Newark, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:

I use this sedum as a groundcover on a steep hill where I had an erosion problem. Works great!