Sedum, Stonecrop, Japanese Sedum, Woodland Stonecrop 'Ogon'

Sedum makinoi

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: makinoi (MACK-kin-oy) (Info)
Cultivar: Ogon




Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Grown for foliage




Foliage Color:



6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Alabaster, Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Arroyo Grande, California

Clayton, California

Knights Landing, California

Los Angeles, California

Nevada City, California

Newport Beach, California

Oakland, California

Perris, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

Decatur, Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Raceland, Louisiana

Fallston, Maryland

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Dallas, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Greenville, South Carolina

Johns Island, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Boerne, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Arlington, Washington

Arlington Heights, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Oso, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Smokey Point, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 9, 2012, lagacelo from Athabasca, Alberta,
Canada wrote:

Some of my Japanese sedum Ogon has turned dark green!
Can someone tell me why this has happened and what I can do so it doesn't reoccur. Thank you.


On Nov 16, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I'll echo another poster's comment. This plant is not reliably hardy in zone 6. I planted 6 of them and none survived the winter.


On Oct 6, 2009, lazepherine from Seattle, WA wrote:

This lovely little sedum really does best in part shade here, (and Seattle sunlight really isn't that scorching). Planted in full sun it struggles for a while and looks terrible, then eventually disappears. In part shade it will keep its golden color and develop into a lush, dense ground cover. It even grows in full (dry) shade, though the leaves will take on a more lime green hue. A great brightener for shady spots.


On Jul 22, 2007, DebinSC from Georgetown, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seems quite happy in sun or shade with great color either way. Mine is in sandy soil around a pine tree, so it's pretty hot and dry. Spreads pretty well, too. Zone 8.


On May 27, 2007, vossner from East Texas,
United States (Zone 8a) wrote:

Great color, wonderful ground cover or potted specimen.


On Feb 11, 2007, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love this plant but am not sure if it can thrive in zone 6. Our first winter was mild and it barely made it. I dug it up and placed it in a container. It did better. When the first heavy frost occured it died back. I have since placed it on our front porch where it is 10 degrees warmer than the outside. It has stablized and is coming back slowly.
I really do like this sedum so I will keep it in a container. Linda


On Apr 15, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great looking ground cover and grows well here in southern California. Turns a lime green in shade, but a wonderful pale yellow in full sun.