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PlantFiles: White Stonecrop, Baby Tears Sedum
Sedum album 'Chloroticum'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: album (AL-bum) (Info)
Cultivar: Chloroticum
Additional cultivar information: (aka Baby Tears)

Synonym:Sedum album subvar. micranthum chlorocticum

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Smokey_SC On Jun 3, 2008, Smokey_SC from Piedmont, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I love this plant. It is spreading but not invasive at all. Does great in hanging baskets, pots or in the ground. Older leaves darker green, new growth almost a chartreuse. It will hang down like a vine from a basket or it can travel and spread on the ground.

Positive jhyshark On Jun 19, 2004, jhyshark from Scottville, MI (Zone 4b) wrote:

This is a tiny sedum, with a beautiful flower, but you must look closely! One book called it invasive, but it's on year 5 in my garden and hasn't quite filled a 5" x 5" space. The foliage is red-tipped most of the time.


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

Aurora, Colorado
Scottville, Michigan
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Piedmont, South Carolina
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Kalama, Washington
Puyallup, Washington

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