Sedum, Kamschatca Stonecrop, Russian Stonecrop 'Variegatum'

Sedum kamtschaticum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: kamtschaticum (kam-SHAY-ti-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatum
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Alpines and Rock Gardens



Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

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:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Fairfield, California

Knights Landing, California

Visalia, California

Chicago, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Delhi, Iowa

Westbrook, Maine

Dracut, Massachusetts

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Mason, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Wolf Point, Montana

Cleveland, Ohio

Clyde, Ohio

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

Cathan, Washington

John Sam Lake, Washington

Lake Forest Park, Washington

North Marysville, Washington

Priest Point, Washington

Shaker Church, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Stimson Crossing, Washington

Weallup Lake, Washington

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 28, 2013, wakingdream from Allentown, PA wrote:

I have found this low mounding Sedum to be very attractive in bloom (early summer). Colors of orange and yellow combine brightly and liven up the already showy variegation. The root ball can be divided easily for increasing the plant. I recommend removing the old stalks before winter sets in, allowing a more tidy spring rejuvenation. It is located in a raised berm rock garden with many other succulents and does not move too fast, just a gradually creeping outward.


On Aug 12, 2011, Andrea_F from Ottawa, ON (Zone 4a) wrote:

I LOVE THIS PLANT! This little guy is incredibly easy to grow (poor to moderate soil, full sun, no fussing), spreads slowly and reliably without being invasive, somehow seems to suppress weeds even though the spreading habit is fairly open, and looks absolutely adorable all of the time, in bloom or not. I started with two little plants and have since bought five more, and am planning to use it as a groundcover in large sections of my Zone 4 front garden. I can't say enough positive things about this sedum. It's a sweetie!


On Sep 7, 2007, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A.K.A. Variegated Russian Stonecrop. June-July bloom in my garden.


On Jul 8, 2006, lilliebell from Lubbock, TX wrote:

I do not have a history with this plant since I have just recently purchased it. I live in West Texas and purchased the plants from southerlands gardens. I will share any successes I have with the plants as soon as I have grown them for a while. I would welcome any comments regarding the plants.