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Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: rupestre (rue-PES-tree) (Info)
Cultivar: Angelina

Synonym:Petrosedum reflexum
Synonym:Sedum reflexum
Synonym:Sedum pinifolium
Synonym:Sedum pruniatum

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Provides winter interest

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

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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15 positives
4 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Jan 24, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A great plant, tough, easy, adaptable, fast-growing, drought-tolerant, with yellow/chartreuse summer leaf color. Evergreen, with luminous amber/orange winter color, best in full sun. Needs good but not exceptional drainage. Small pieces left on the ground will root.

The gold summer flowers are attractive, but the foliage is the major attraction.

This can be aggressive, but it's easy to control if you don't interplant with other low plants. Makes a great container plant.

Much hardier than this file indicates, to Z3. Hardy enough to overwinter reliably aboveground in a container in Z6a.

Positive Clary On Jun 30, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I underplanted my rose bed with this sedum which I obtained from a single "cutting" that I pinched from a planting that had spread over the curb in my neighborhood. After 2 years of dividing and replanting I filled a 6' x 8' area. This sedum is especially beautiful in the rose garden because of its golden glow in all seasons and pronounced amber color in autumn. I have never seen this plant produce flowers, either in my garden or around town. I have found it to be less invasive than other sedums.

Positive TRUNK On Feb 9, 2012, TRUNK from North Andrews Gardens, FL wrote:

(South-East Florida) in the neighborhood of North Andrews Gardens, in the city of Oakland Park ; Florida

Sedum 'Angelina' does very in South-East Florida. I use it in a bed of flowers that border a sidewalk, as well in hanging planters from my pergola existing on rain water, as well as in a raised stone patio pot... where it receives very little water.

It thrives especially in our hot humid summers, through our unpredictable cool and dry winters... It looks great with purple purslane... and as a groud cover for other bedding plants...

Positive BoPo On Jun 28, 2011, BoPo from Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Love this plant as a groundcover in an area without disturbance. I cordon off the area from my dogs as the growth is tender and pieces will break off easily if stepped on. But it is a fantastic groundcover in full sun, evergreen in zone 5b in black soil, somewhat compact and clayish. Looks great when planted with red or green groundcover sedum, they intertwine nicely. I do not find this growing in any other areas of my yard, but I do see that pieces that fall off in the same area tend to root themselves. Mine is planted alongside a lannonstone walkway so I have little worry about strays growing in nearby planting beds. Even so, they are easy enough to pull if they root themselves in an unwanted area. Drought tolerant once established. Mine thrives in a dryish area.

Positive Alexwtf_93 On Dec 6, 2010, Alexwtf_93 from Susanville, CA wrote:

very colorful plant (bright red, yellow, green) it only took a couple years for a 4 inch plant to multiply to fill a clay bowl, make ground cover, grow in friends' yards, and any time i break off a piece it will grow anywhere in my yard

Positive lehua_mc On Jul 11, 2010, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Whenever I'm about in my garden taking notes on what succeeded and what combinations look good, it is always Sedum reflexum 'Angelina' and anything at all. Angelina with black leaf elderberry, with blue grass, with artemisias, with showy sedums, with blue star creeper, with....the list goes on. An amazing punch of color anywhere, and a sure thing in any corner.

Neutral stormyla On Nov 24, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Although this plant has a beautiful color and is very healthy, it is a bit of a bully wherever I've planted it. If you have the right spot for it, it would be fine. It does not play nice with other plants.

Neutral gmary On Jul 27, 2009, gmary from Union, KY wrote:

I bought a small pot of this three years ago and when I planted it, I divided it into three plants. Two in part sun and one in full sun. They've all taken off - a little bit to much and required some agressive pruning to get them into check this year. Other than that they need very little attention.

Somehow, I have sprouts here and there coming up in places I didn't plant them. They are easy to pull out if you get them before they get rooted in.

Give them plenty of room, a space they can totally fill in is ideal. They have a great orange-ish color in spring that goes nicely with orange or bright pink tulips.

Positive picante On Jul 1, 2009, picante from Helena, MT (Zone 4b) wrote:

Angelina is surviving our zone 4 arid winters without batting an eye. She is spreading nicely, and even looks good in the winter, when everything else has died back.

Positive eclecticLC On Jul 1, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:

This plant is rated to be only hardy to zone 6a but I have had it growing very well in zone 5 for several years. However, mine never blooms. I love it because it is not fussy about where it is put and is easily controlled by pulling.

Positive BlackDogKurt On Sep 6, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

Love this plant! A really stunning groundcover in a brilliant shade of chartreuse green. Looks great next to or under larger purple plants. However, give it room because it is a fast spreader. Also, it roots very easily. Broken pieces will take root with no trouble at all.

Negative AnalogDog On May 29, 2008, AnalogDog from Mountlake Terrace, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I am not sure how I got this pretty little plant, but it sure is invasive in my garden. Hard to pull, as it roots very well to the soil, but also likes to work down crack lines in the sidewalk and driveway.

I am in the process of banishing this one from my garden. I hear other climates have more success with this one, but here, it stinks.

Neutral Calif_Sue On Jan 31, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of my favorites! So easy to grow and share with others, just snap off pieces and stick in the ground or in pots, they WILL root!
The light lime coloring compliments darker greens for a nice contrast.

Positive saskboy On Mar 6, 2007, saskboy from Regina, SK (Zone 3b) wrote:

forms a nice compact dense groundcover, and cascades beautifully over the edges of my rock garden. the color is bright and clear, flowers are neat and low. has survived 2 winters so far in my zone 3 garden in full sun and gritty soil.

Positive northgrass On Aug 14, 2006, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Some of the sedums make such great plants, so easy to care for. I added this one to the list of desirable ones, gorgeaous color in sun as well as partial shade. Like all sedums, it needs very good drainage and it will survire the winters in zone 4.

Positive cdrbuz On Aug 6, 2006, cdrbuz from La Vista, NE wrote:

Have successfully grown this plant in Zone 4 for several years. Currently have it started in a new border and it is doing just great. The plant spreads very nicely but is easily contained by simply weeding out the ones you don't want.

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

I love the foliage on this sedum. Even though I am zone 5b I have gotten it to overwinter in a very sheltered spot (2 winters so far) at the base of a stone wall. It does suffer from die back though so the zone information stating zone 6 for the lower limit is probably correct.

Positive BUFFY690 On Jan 8, 2006, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I split one 6.5" pot of Angelina late last fall into 5 separate pieces (along with a few sprigs in pots that broke off). In approximately 2 months, each place I planted a larger piece of this sedum is as large as the original plant. It is adding some much needed yellow coloring in my winter garden. I will get some pics in the spring after it has really fanned out. 1-8-06

Positive rainycz On Apr 22, 2005, rainycz from Newark, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted this last year. This sedum was gorgeous all summer, with lovely yellow foliage. Best of all, the foliage turned a yellow-orange hue in the fall and stayed that way all winter. I see it has volunteered some new plants this spring, which I am more than happy to have.

Neutral tcfromky On Oct 16, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Gorgeous golden yellow foliage with yellow flowers. Prefers partial sun and loves to spread itself out. It adapts well to many soil conditions.


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

, (4 reports)
Alabaster, Alabama
Gurley, Alabama
Benton, Arkansas
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Knights Landing, California
Martinez, California
Nevada City, California
Oakhurst, California
San Diego, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Santa Barbara, California
Susanville, California
Denver, Colorado
Seymour, Connecticut
Newark, Delaware
Auburndale, Florida
Bonita Springs, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Yulee, Florida
Clarkston, Georgia
Doerun, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Saint Charles, Illinois
Toluca, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Sioux City, Iowa
Storm Lake, Iowa
Lawrence, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bordelonville, Louisiana
Gonzales, Louisiana
Hessmer, Louisiana
Cockeysville, Maryland
Laurel, Maryland
Revere, Massachusetts
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ludington, Michigan
Flowood, Mississippi
Marietta, Mississippi
Cross Timbers, Missouri
Helena, Montana
North Platte, Nebraska
Brick, New Jersey
Jamesburg, New Jersey
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Cicero, New York
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)
Garner, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Clyde, Ohio
Coshocton, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Maineville, Ohio
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Renfrew, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Lancaster, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Christiana, Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee (2 reports)
Knoxville, Tennessee (2 reports)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Oneida, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas
Arlington, Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Wytheville, Virginia
Bellevue, Washington
Lake Stevens, Washington
Mountlake Terrace, Washington
Shelton, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Flat Top, West Virginia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wausau, Wisconsin

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