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Sedum confusum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: confusum (kon-FEW-sum) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive montsho On Nov 23, 2012, montsho from Tracy, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is definitely a great ground cover! These plants take off very fast after being planted. I started with a very small cutting and now have 3 full sized plants 7 months later They also attract jumping spiders for some reason!

Positive peejay12 On Apr 5, 2010, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is one of the only Mexican sedums which is reliably hardy in the UK. Even so, it is mostly planted in the milder southwest of the country and is a really attractive addition to the rock garden.

It is often confused with the very similar Sedum kimnachi (=decumbens) but has longer, less fleshy leaves.

The evergreen foliage is a pleasant bright green and it is a useful, unusual groundcover plant for UK gardens. In sunny situations the stems and older leaves change to a pleasant rich red which greatly enhances its appearance. Most species of the Crassulaceae become redder in full sun, but this often results in an unpleasant purplish shade.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 19, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Common lowgrowing succulent bright lime green groundcover. Small yellow flowers late winter. Good filler for xeriscaping.


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

Tracy, California
Cary, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon

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