Showy Stonecrop, Siebold's Stonecrop, October Daphne

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us


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

San Francisco, 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

Missoula, Montana

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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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 ... read more


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.


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?


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.