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Sedum 'Golden Teardrop'

Sedum lineare

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: lineare (lin-AIR-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Teardrop

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

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San Dimas, California

Palatine, Illinois

Royal Oak, Michigan

Astoria, New York

West Islip, New York

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Pelion, South Carolina

Huffman, Texas

Plymouth, Vermont

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
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Positive

On Jul 6, 2013, illinihardy from Palatine, IL wrote:

This plant was growing in my yard when we moved in 25 years ago, in Illinois. I am now very successfully cultivating it as a ground cover for parts of my lawn. The scientific name for this plant is "Sedum Sarmentosum." It is sometimes incorrectly called (even by nurseries!) Sedum Acre or Sedum Lineare, both of which are other plants in the Sedum family. Sarmentosum is AKA: Whorled Stonecrop, Graveyard Stonecrop, Star Sedum, Yellow Moss, and I suppose, Golden Teardrop. Check USDA and Illinois wildflower websites for more info. In fact, I found another page in Dave's Garden with the same plant under a different name. Google 'Sarmentosum' to learn even more about this plant. If you need a plant to overpower weeds, this is the one!

Positive

On Jun 11, 2008, zak1962 from Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

I call this sedum midnight sedum because I took three clippings from a garden in front of a condominium in my neighborhood. Those three 2" clippings have become a 5' W x 3'D bed of my new favorite sedum (Check it out to the right). It's in full bloom today and I planted some Strawberry Fields and a few interesting glass cylinders inside of the bed to keep interest when it is no longer flowering.

If anyone believes that this is a different variety please let me know! Thanks!

Neutral

On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Plant 10" apart. Zone 3-9 Quickly cascades over rocks and walls. Long trails of light green succulent foliage. Yellow flowers. 2" tall.

Good for hot dry spots, groundcover, best selection for the coldest areas.

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