Kamschatca Stonecrop, Russian Stonecrop
Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: kamtschaticum (kam-SHAY-ti-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatum
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Succulent

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Fairfield, California

Knights Landing, California

Visalia, California

Chicago, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Delhi, Iowa

Westbrook, Maine

Dracut, Massachusetts

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Mason, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Wolf Point, Montana

Cleveland, Ohio

Clyde, Ohio

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

Cathan, Washington

Lake Forest Park, Washington

Spokane, Washington

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

I have found this low mounding Sedum to be very attractive in bloom (early summer). Colors of orange and yellow combine brightly and liven up the already showy variegation. The root ball can be divided easily for increasing the plant. I recommend removing the old stalks before winter sets in, allowing a more tidy spring rejuvenation. It is located in a raised berm rock garden with many other succulents and does not move too fast, just a gradually creeping outward.

Positive

On Aug 12, 2011, Andrea_F from Ottawa, ON (Zone 4a) wrote:

I LOVE THIS PLANT! This little guy is incredibly easy to grow (poor to moderate soil, full sun, no fussing), spreads slowly and reliably without being invasive, somehow seems to suppress weeds even though the spreading habit is fairly open, and looks absolutely adorable all of the time, in bloom or not. I started with two little plants and have since bought five more, and am planning to use it as a groundcover in large sections of my Zone 4 front garden. I can't say enough positive things about this sedum. It's a sweetie!

Neutral

On Sep 7, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A.K.A. Variegated Russian Stonecrop. June-July bloom in my garden.

Neutral

On Jul 8, 2006, lilliebell from Lubbock, TX wrote:

I do not have a history with this plant since I have just recently purchased it. I live in West Texas and purchased the plants from southerlands gardens. I will share any successes I have with the plants as soon as I have grown them for a while. I would welcome any comments regarding the plants.