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Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hylotelephium (hy-loh-te-LEE-fee-um) (Info)
Species: erythrostictum (er-ith-roh-STIK-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Frosty Morn

Synonym:Sedum alboroseum
Synonym:Sedum erythrostichum
Synonym:Sedum labordei
Synonym:Sedum telephium subsp. alboroseum

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19 members have or want this plant for trade.

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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8 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Krootie On Mar 14, 2014, Krootie from Weirton, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant and flowers are particularly beautiful close-up. It flowers late in summer, and unfortunately the young tender shoots in the spring are eaten by the deer unless protected. They do seem to avoid eating the plant mid summer - until the flowers buds appear.

Positive bonehead On Dec 16, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is not nearly as robust as other sedums, but is very useful as an accent plant, a nice bright spot.

Positive Lady_fern On Oct 20, 2006, Lady_fern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant is not showy on its own; I find it best combined with sedum "Autumn Joy" or "Purple Emperor." Its variegation complements them beautiful and they make a great statement together. You have to watch for all-green sports in the spring and remove them or yes, you will lose the variegation. "Frosty Morn" is also more susceptible to aphids than any of my other sedums, but a quick spray with insecticidal soap a couple times in the spring takes care of that, and the plant is fine the rest of the season. I like "Frosty Morn" a lot and recommend it to anyone who has "Autumn Joy" since they're such a great pair.

Neutral sedum37 On Feb 1, 2006, sedum37 from Westford, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've grown many sedums successfully and have not had good luck with this one. For one thing, I've found the variegation to not be true. On the same plant some of the foliage was solid green losing its variegation. Also the white flowers were not too attractive or showy in my garden. As for growth habit, after the first winter it died back quite a bit. It looked the best when I planted it from the nursery. I guess I have to try it in a different location before I totally give up on this one.

Positive Gabrielle On Jan 26, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

The variegation is very attractive and I love the light pink flowers. It does have a tendency to revert. My information says that it is hardy in zones 3-10. Blooms September-November in my garden.

Positive wallaby1 On Nov 24, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the easiest and prettiest sedum I have. If the stems lay over the flowers will remain upright, , so no problem! loved by my pair of visiting comma butterflies. grows well, slowly increasing zone 8a in UK. Gives a nice contrast.

Positive henryr10 On Jul 10, 2004, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

In comment to the negative.

The drooping problem is caused by low light levels and the soil too being too rich.

It and, in our conditions most Sedum erythrostictum, benefit from a cutting back when they reach about 6-8" in height.

We cut them back by half and again when they reach 12".
This causes a much bushier and more sturdy plant.

If you keep the soil VERY lean they will also develop more slowly and be able to take the weight w/o falling over.


Negative lincolnitess On Jul 6, 2004, lincolnitess from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew this plant for 4 years and tried it in a number of different location, but was never very impressed with it. It did look nice in the spring, but by mid summer started to fall over and never looked very good the rest of the year. Flower color is not very attractive.

Positive BUFFY690 On Jul 5, 2004, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

IU have acqurired a piece of this plant and I stuck it in the ground just anywhere and it is growing so nicely I can't wait until it gets large enough to get a good pic of it.

Positive Happenstance On Sep 13, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Great form of an old favorite, variegated white/green leaf coloration, takes full sun in 9b, seems stronger stemmed than some of the other varieties.


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

Clayton, California
Clovis, California
San Leandro, California
Denver, Colorado
East Canaan, Connecticut
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Williamsville, Illinois
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Sioux Center, Iowa
Ewing, Kentucky
Murray, Kentucky
Cumberland, Maryland
Reading, Massachusetts
Pinconning, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Lincoln, Nebraska
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Jefferson, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Clarksville, Tennessee
Munford, Tennessee
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Euless, Texas
Houston, Texas
Irving, Texas
North Richland Hills, Texas
Arlington, Virginia
Bellevue, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Stanwood, Washington
Weirton, West Virginia
Weston, West Virginia
West Bend, Wisconsin

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