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PlantFiles: Japanese Sedum
Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: makinoi (MACK-kin-oy) (Info)
Cultivar: Ogon

8 vendors have this plant for sale.

25 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral lagacelo On Sep 9, 2012, lagacelo from Athabasca, Alberta
Canada wrote:

Some of my Japanese sedum Ogon has turned dark green!
Can someone tell me why this has happened and what I can do so it doesn't reoccur. Thank you.

Neutral stormyla On Nov 16, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I'll echo another poster's comment. This plant is not reliably hardy in zone 6. I planted 6 of them and none survived the winter.

Positive lazepherine On Oct 6, 2009, lazepherine from Seattle, WA wrote:

This lovely little sedum really does best in part shade here, (and Seattle sunlight really isn't that scorching). Planted in full sun it struggles for a while and looks terrible, then eventually disappears. In part shade it will keep its golden color and develop into a lush, dense ground cover. It even grows in full (dry) shade, though the leaves will take on a more lime green hue. A great brightener for shady spots.

Positive DebinSC On Jul 22, 2007, DebinSC from Georgetown, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seems quite happy in sun or shade with great color either way. Mine is in sandy soil around a pine tree, so it's pretty hot and dry. Spreads pretty well, too. Zone 8.

Positive vossner On May 27, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great color, wonderful ground cover or potted specimen.

Positive RDT On Feb 11, 2007, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love this plant but am not sure if it can thrive in zone 6. Our first winter was mild and it barely made it. I dug it up and placed it in a container. It did better. When the first heavy frost occured it died back. I have since placed it on our front porch where it is 10 degrees warmer than the outside. It has stablized and is coming back slowly.
I really do like this sedum so I will keep it in a container. Linda

Positive palmbob On Apr 15, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking ground cover and grows well here in southern California. Turns a lime green in shade, but a wonderful pale yellow in full sun.


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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Arroyo Grande, California
Clayton, California
Knights Landing, California
Los Angeles, California
Nevada City, California
Newport Beach, California
Oakland, California
Perris, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Vista, California
Decatur, Georgia
Gainesville, Georgia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Raceland, Louisiana
Fallston, Maryland
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Cleveland, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Dallas, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Greenville, South Carolina
Johns Island, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Boerne, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Arlington, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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