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Sedum palmeri

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: palmeri (PALM-er-ee) (Info)

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Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marasri On Oct 24, 2013, marasri from Dripping Springs, TX wrote:

It has proven very drought hardy living through the Texas drought of 5.5" of rain in 2011. It was planted on a steep grade in Central Texas under a Mountain Ashe Cedar < so it can deal with that environment. It loves the alkaline soil, heat, 12 degree cold , and it blooms so beautifully and drapes over a rock edge nicely too. My only sadness is that after 5 years in the ground, the deer have caught on that it is very tasty and told all their friends. I fear that I will never see it bloom again.

Neutral peejay12 On Nov 7, 2011, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

If this plant was a little hardier I would give it a 'positive', but even in my Z9b garden in Cornwall it can get damaged by -6C or below, although it usually recovers quickly.
It is definitely the most attractive of the Mexican sedums which are hardy enough to grow in Britain. It looks like a miniature sprawling Aeonium.
In semi shade it is a beautiful soft green, but in sunshine it goes soft pink. Pot-bound, neglected plants get bare stems as the leaves fall off,but planted out and given a little water, the stems soon produce dozens of side shoots and it becomes a mass of foliage.
I plant mine so they are protected to the North by a hardy plant (e.g. Yucca) during the winter.

A hybrid of this plant called 'Green Rose' is larger and almost as hardy.


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

, British Columbia
Clayton, California
San Jose, California
Santa Barbara, California
Indianapolis, Indiana
Austin, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

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