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Category: Alpines and Rock Gardens Groundcovers Perennials Cactus and Succulents
Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Foliage: Blue-Green Smooth-Textured
Other details: This plant is resistant to deer
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 leaf cuttings From herbaceous stem cuttings From seed; sow indoors before last frost By simple layering
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Jun 13, 2011, jazzy1okc from Oklahoma City, OK wrote:
This sedum does very well in OKC, zone 7 or 7 b. I have it scattered about the yard where other types of ground cover have a difficult time growing because of the heat, poor soil, or slope. I've tried other sedum but this is the most reliable for me.
On Oct 22, 2006, Lady_fern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:
This is a wonderful little groundcover. Mine is growing in gravel around my mailbox. When it spreads out farther than I want it, it is easily pulled up; the roots are shallow. When it blooms, it is a sea of gold, but be sure to deadhead immediately. The year that I let the flowers go to seed, it looked very unattractive once I finally cut the seedheads off and didn't look good again until the next spring. It was just spent and floppy and sparse. Since then, though, it's been full and vigorous--really filling in its space well.
On Apr 29, 2005, tinygarden from Chicago, IL wrote:
I grew this plant in 5b with no problems. It can get too leggy as a groundcover on its own, but it makes a lovely addition to a rock garden. The blue-green foliage contrasts well with deep red & green sedums & sempervivums. A slow spreader compared to Sedum album. Tolerated very dry, shallow soil and filtered shade.
On Apr 13, 2004, saya from Heerlen Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:
This sedum grows like a weed in my garden. At the other hand it provides in wintergreens and it likes to grow under my Leylandii hedge...a difficult place for plants. In earlier days it was also used as a vegetable ( in soups, dressingss, raw in salads...taste is sour with a touch of bitterness) and as a herb (should help to stop bleedings, cure ulcers and open wounds). Here in Netherlands we call it Tripmadam..
Propagation is very easy. Just break or cut of pieces of the plant and plant it where ever you want it to grow. It roots quick.
Sedums can be very well used as a roofcover..they need nearly no soil to grow and can stand harsh conditions like heat and sun.
On Aug 24, 2003, pleb from Plymouth, United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:
Plymouth, UK. Sedum rupestre is a synonym for Sedum reflexum. In this area it is commonly naturalized on old walls. It originates from continental Europe. Not garden-worthy here.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Auburn, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama Kinsey, Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama Cambria, California Clayton, California Clovis, California Fairfield, California Knights Landing, California Los Angeles, California Indian Hills, Colorado Bartow, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Between, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Hampton, Illinois Jacksonville, Illinois Oak Park, Indiana Johnston, Iowa Sioux Center, Iowa Murray, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Hessmer, Louisiana North Laurel, Maryland Ann Arbor, Michigan Pinconning, Michigan Scottville, Michigan Marietta, Mississippi La Luz, New Mexico Cicero, New York Balfour, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Weaverville, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Medora, North Dakota Blue Ash, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio Clyde, Ohio Dayton, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Dallas, Oregon Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Clarksville, Tennessee Gainesboro, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Lenoir City, Tennessee Madison, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Abilene, Texas Austin, Texas Dallas, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Garland, Texas Princeton, Texas Richmond, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas White Settlement, Texas Wixon Valley, Texas West Valley City, Utah Putney, Vermont Leesburg, Virginia Newport News, Virginia Penhook, Virginia Edgewood, Washington Kalama, Washington Spokane, Washington White Center, Washington Madison, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin Bessemer Bend, Wyoming