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PlantFiles: Golden Sedum
Sedum adolphii

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: adolphii (ad-OL-fee-eye) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive sherizona On Jan 8, 2012, sherizona from Peoria, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Tolerates extreme heat if it is placed in the right spot outdoors. I have them growing in a large planter that gets morning filtered sun (under a Mexican bird of paradise). Manages to grow well with that environment through the 105-110 degree summer.

Positive peejay12 On Dec 2, 2008, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

I grow this plant outdoors in Cornwall, England, which is zone 9b. Here the main problem can be winter wet -which can rot succulent plants. This plant seems to be completely happy in our damp cilmate and is now about 2 feet across.

Outdoors it is not as attractive however as plants grown indoors -my outdoor plants are rather course and the leaves have a rather reddish tinge.

I think other Mexican sedums are worth trying outside too.

Neutral Kwanzon On Jul 7, 2005, Kwanzon from Milford, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have heard that this particular type of seedum that i have is difficult to grow indoors. But it grows great. This is a very easy plant to grow fpr me. They can can grow much more than a foot long. Mines in a hanging basket.

Positive Happenstance On Apr 15, 2005, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Beautiful pink to violet to purple coloration during various seasons of the year, a fast grower, fairly brittle, but broken heads can just be stuck in the soil and root easily.

Neutral Crasulady2 On Dec 29, 2001, Crasulady2 from Valley Village, CA wrote:

Golden yellow leaves, that will root down if taken off cleanly. It is of the Packysedum group. It will make a good basket subject falling down over the side of the container. Leaves are shorter than S. nussbaumerianum does not.

Regional...

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

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Peoria, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Clayton, California
San Leandro, California
Vista, California
Norwalk, Connecticut
Poolville, Texas



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