Gold Moss, Common Stonecrop
Sedum acre 'Aureum'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: acre (AK-ree) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureum

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Chartreuse/Yellow

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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:

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

Regional

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

Machesney Park, Illinois

Raleigh, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

Mount Orab, Ohio

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Provo, Utah

Casper, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 30, 2008, DMgardener from (Daniel) Mount Orab, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant SPREADS!!! Because I have the whole mass of plant contained in a bed a med. sized stones, they completly cover them in the Summer with leaves of the richest lime green and tiny yellow flowers that are lovely among the rocks. They are also evergreen, even in the coldest whether. The flowers last throughout the Summer with an electric yellow that is simply ravishing! I just ADORE this succulent!