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Sedum sieboldii

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: sieboldii (see-BOLD-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Hylotelephium sieboldii

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Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
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)
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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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

Seed Collecting:
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10 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Dec 6, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

One of the very best sedums. Blue foliage with pink tints especially in cool weather. Clear pink flowers in mid-late fall when little else is in bloom (great combined with Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa'). Does not begin blooming here till October, may continue through light frosts into December.

This is one of the few perennials hardy enough to survive the winter in a container aboveground in Z6a.

Easily divided, or propagate by stem cuttings stuck right in the ground in spring.

Positive wakingdream On Aug 28, 2013, wakingdream from Allentown, PA wrote:

Sedum 'October Daphne' is a slow growing, symmetrically mounded beauty in my raised berm rock garden. It has held on for years, gradually enlarging its arc and recently threw off two identical seedlings nearby. I adore its branching habit. The crowning glory is the contrast of its pinkish flowers against the bluish foliage in fall. Very eye-catching and well behaved. With the strength and vigor I now observe, I want to attempt tip cuttings to propagate it. I will do this in spring since it is a fall bloomer. I highly recommend this unique Sedum.

Positive saskboy On Jun 26, 2010, saskboy from Regina, SK (Zone 3b) wrote:

This is without a doubt, the most beautiful of all sedums. Sturdy, non -invasive, super hardy, and reliable. It not only looks fantastic in bloom, but the grey/blue/green foliage is attractive in its own right from early spring to late fall.
I have it cascading over a rock wall, and when it blooms in late Sept. it always draws praise from passers-by. The cool weather of autumn makes the colours absolutely glow. I have a row of dark pink chrysanthemums behind it- they bloom together-a real knockout combination!
It is a great height (around 9 inches)- not too short like most groundcover sedums or tall and floppy like the big upright sedums.
The muted mauve/pink blooms contrast perfectly with the bluish
blush on the leaves. It offers a spectacular finale to the season in my garden (zone 3). Very easy to propogate from cuttings, but not at all agressive as are some others like sedum acre.

Positive Leehallfae On Apr 11, 2009, Leehallfae from Seattle, WA wrote:

Stonecrop sedum sieboldii is well suited to container life. They are splendid on their own, but if one has a blue Hosta, Elijah Blue grass, or perhaps even a Smoke Bush next to them, very impressive.

Positive rabbitrunfarm On Jul 30, 2006, rabbitrunfarm from Alburtis, PA wrote:

lovely container plant in a cement urn on my porch - the blue tinge of the leaves and the graceful arch of the stems are understated and lovely. must i bring it indoors in its pot for winter?

Positive ifonly On Jul 17, 2006, ifonly from Brookfield, CT wrote:

Sedum sieboldii's round spoke-y habit always draws attention in my garden. I have a rocky spot where sedum seems a natural, so in went several Vera Jamesons with their maroon stems and a sieboldii with its blue-green leaves with maroon edges (several other varieties whose names escape me followed me home and joined the crowd, too). This sieboldii is happy on the east side of a white pine, where it gets sun, but not a huge amount. Love its form!

Positive Gabrielle On Jun 6, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very pretty sedum. The grayish leaves have a tinge of red on them that blends nicely with other red succulents and turn a brilliant pink color in fall. Blooms October-November in my garden.

Positive Scorpioangel On Oct 6, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

What a treat to see such a bright pink this time of year. Choice sedum, easy to care for once established. Comes back bigger every spring. I have it growing in a strawberry pot with semps.

Positive Crimson On Feb 3, 2003, Crimson from Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love this little plant, it somehow just "out shines" the other plants in to area... doesn't grow very much/fast.

Positive sessy On Sep 26, 2002, sessy from Lexington, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

An elegant combination of mauve blloms and grey-green foliage. Sedum has a delicate appearance, but is a hardy, drought tolerant perennial to enjoy year and year. Native to the high mountians of Japan.
Allow potting mix to dry slightly between waterings. Do not allow to stand in water. Needs bright light indoors and bright indirect light to full sun outdoors.
Makes for a great spreading ground cover, often starting new plants from fallen leaves or broken off stems.
Mine are in full bloom at this moment (early fall) and many people comment to the lovely petite flowers.


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

Gurley, Alabama
Montevallo, Alabama
Clayton, California
Elk Grove, California
Fairfield, California
Fresno, California
Hesperia, California
Knights Landing, California
Sacramento, California
Tracy, California
Brookfield, Connecticut
Pensacola, Florida
Jacksonville, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Lexington, Massachusetts
Norton, Massachusetts
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Topsfield, Massachusetts
Ludington, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Hopkins, Minnesota
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Buffalo, New York
Port Washington, New York
Riverhead, New York
Boone, North Carolina
Clemmons, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Clyde, Ohio
Corning, Ohio
Gold Hill, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Alburtis, Pennsylvania
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Regina, Saskatchewan
Conway, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
North Richland Hills, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Stafford, Virginia
North Bend, Washington
Seattle, Washington (2 reports)
Weirton, West Virginia

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