Sedum Species, Jelly Bean Sedum, Pork and Beans

Sedum rubrotinctum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: rubrotinctum (roo-broh-TINK-tum) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Grown for foliage


Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Prescott Valley, Arizona

Anderson, California

August, California

Calabasas, California

Canoga Park, California

Carlsbad, California

Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Fresno, California

Lodi, California

Long Beach, California

Los Angeles, California

Manhattan Beach, California

Norwalk, California

Perris, California

Pinole, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Reseda, California

Sacramento, California

Salinas, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

San Marcos, California

Vista, California(10 reports)

Oldsmar, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Chalmette, Louisiana

Picayune, Mississippi

Cleveland, Ohio

Aloha, Oregon

Gold Hill, Oregon

Oak Hills, Oregon

Tionesta, Pennsylvania

Centerville, Tennessee

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Lockhart, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 31, 2018, BelindaClem from Big Stone Gap, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

While this beautiful plant has gotten quite demanding. I had planted it with donkeytails thinking they would be great potmates but I was wrong. This summer this plant with absolutely crazy and tried to choke out the donkeytails. I have trimmed them and brought them in for the winter but next year I will be moving the donkeytails to another pot. I really love this plant!


On Feb 25, 2018, jen4211 from Prescott Valley, AZ wrote:

I just recently acquired this jelly bean plant and I've been keeping it outside in the front of my house (south-facing). The people I got the plant from had been keeping it outdoors, so that's what I did figuring the plant is used to it and is doing well. I keep reading on different websites about cold-hardiness. Some sites say it will be OK down to 50 F, others say 32 F, one or two said 20 F. I can tell you that I have a very accurate outdoor thermometer and this plant appears to be doing fine after having been through several nights of 14 or 15 degrees F.


On Oct 24, 2008, BlissfulGarden from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

Dwarf variety of the popular jelly bean plant, reaching a height of only 4". Hardy outdoors to 32 degrees F. Protect from freezing temperatures.


On May 19, 2008, palms2345us from Beaverton, OR wrote:

My friend and I bought this plant at farmers market per se. He had his directly in the ground with river rock around it. It had red tips to the "leaves" for lack of words for the nubs..but its still living and its growing..we are in zone 8b here in Beaverton, OR. I think this might be a plant for zone 8b if given good conditions..


On Aug 31, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

nice plant. Starts wherever pieces hit the ground. Great yellow flower.