Petrosedum, Crooked Yellow Sedum, Jenny's Stonecrop, Spruce-Leaved Stonecrop, Stone Orpine 'Angelina'

Petrosedum rupestre subsp. rupestre

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petrosedum
Species: rupestre subsp. rupestre
Cultivar: Angelina
Synonym:Sedum rupestre
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Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:




under 6 in. (15 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual



Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

over 6"

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:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Alabaster, Alabama

Gurley, Alabama

Benton, Arkansas

Clayton, California

Crestline, California

Fairfield, California

Knights Landing, California

Martinez, California

Nevada City, California

Oakhurst, California

Oakland, California

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Santa Barbara, California

Stockton, California

Susanville, California

Denver, Colorado

Fairfield, Connecticut

Seymour, Connecticut

Newark, Delaware

Auburndale, Florida

Bonita Springs, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Clarkston, Georgia

Doerun, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Toluca, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Sioux City, Iowa

Storm Lake, Iowa

Lawrence, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bordelonville, Louisiana

Gonzales, Louisiana

Hessmer, Louisiana

South Berwick, Maine

Cockeysville, Maryland

Laurel, Maryland

Takoma Park, Maryland

Revere, Massachusetts

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ludington, Michigan

Flowood, Mississippi

Marietta, Mississippi

Blue Springs, Missouri

Cross Timbers, Missouri

Maryland Heights, Missouri

Helena, Montana

North Platte, Nebraska

Brick, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey

Plainsboro, New Jersey

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico

Cicero, New York

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina(2 reports)

Garner, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Clyde, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Maineville, Ohio

Enid, Oklahoma

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Portland, Oregon

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

New Freedom, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Renfrew, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

, Queensland(2 reports)

Lancaster, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Christiana, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee

Crossville, Tennessee(2 reports)

Knoxville, Tennessee(2 reports)

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Oneida, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

Arlington, Virginia

Chesterfield, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Lexington, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Wytheville, Virginia

Bellevue, Washington

Lake Stevens, Washington

Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Shelton, Washington

Skokomish, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Flat Top, West Virginia

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wausau, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 2, 2015, DracoVolans from Crestline, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Tough and so pretty in big groupings. I have it in a couple of big pots as accent colour in my container garden here in my mountain lair, and it's survived three winters with no troubles at all. Did I mention it was TOUGH? That, and critters don't seem to like eating it. I'm tempted to try growing it as a ground cover for parts of my land garden, just to see if the pernicious gophers will touch it or not. :-) After a chill, the tips of the plant turn a pretty reddish colour on top of the chartreuse green. The spikiness of it also adds eye-interest. All-in-all, a lovely, easy to care-for plant that handles low water to drought, brutally-hot and sunny conditions quite well.


On Jan 24, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A great plant, tough, easy, adaptable, fast-growing, drought-tolerant, with yellow/chartreuse summer leaf color. Evergreen, with luminous amber/orange winter color, best in full sun. Needs good but not exceptional drainage. Small pieces left on the ground will root.

The gold summer flowers are attractive, but the foliage is the major attraction.

This can be aggressive, but it's easy to control if you don't interplant with other low plants. Makes a great container plant.

Much hardier than this file indicates, to Z3. Hardy enough to overwinter reliably aboveground in a container in Z6a.

Many evergreen plants look dilapidated in winter here in Boston, but this plant always looks great year-round, and the bright winter color is except... read more


On Jun 30, 2012, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I underplanted my rose bed with this sedum which I obtained from a single "cutting" that I pinched from a planting that had spread over the curb in my neighborhood. After 2 years of dividing and replanting I filled a 6' x 8' area. This sedum is especially beautiful in the rose garden because of its golden glow in all seasons and pronounced amber color in autumn. I have never seen this plant produce flowers, either in my garden or around town. I have found it to be less invasive than other sedums.


On Feb 9, 2012, TRUNK from North Andrews Gardens, FL wrote:

(South-East Florida) in the neighborhood of North Andrews Gardens, in the city of Oakland Park ; Florida

Sedum 'Angelina' does very in South-East Florida. I use it in a bed of flowers that border a sidewalk, as well in hanging planters from my pergola existing on rain water, as well as in a raised stone patio pot... where it receives very little water.

It thrives especially in our hot humid summers, through our unpredictable cool and dry winters... It looks great with purple purslane... and as a groud cover for other bedding plants...


On Jun 28, 2011, BoPo from Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Love this plant as a groundcover in an area without disturbance. I cordon off the area from my dogs as the growth is tender and pieces will break off easily if stepped on. But it is a fantastic groundcover in full sun, evergreen in zone 5b in black soil, somewhat compact and clayish. Looks great when planted with red or green groundcover sedum, they intertwine nicely. I do not find this growing in any other areas of my yard, but I do see that pieces that fall off in the same area tend to root themselves. Mine is planted alongside a lannonstone walkway so I have little worry about strays growing in nearby planting beds. Even so, they are easy enough to pull if they root themselves in an unwanted area. Drought tolerant once established. Mine thrives in a dryish area.


On Dec 6, 2010, Alexwtf_93 from Susanville, CA wrote:

very colorful plant (bright red, yellow, green) it only took a couple years for a 4 inch plant to multiply to fill a clay bowl, make ground cover, grow in friends' yards, and any time i break off a piece it will grow anywhere in my yard


On Jul 11, 2010, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Whenever I'm about in my garden taking notes on what succeeded and what combinations look good, it is always Sedum reflexum 'Angelina' and anything at all. Angelina with black leaf elderberry, with blue grass, with artemisias, with showy sedums, with blue star creeper, with....the list goes on. An amazing punch of color anywhere, and a sure thing in any corner.


On Nov 24, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Although this plant has a beautiful color and is very healthy, it is a bit of a bully wherever I've planted it. If you have the right spot for it, it would be fine. It does not play nice with other plants.


On Jul 27, 2009, gmary from Union, KY wrote:

I bought a small pot of this three years ago and when I planted it, I divided it into three plants. Two in part sun and one in full sun. They've all taken off - a little bit to much and required some agressive pruning to get them into check this year. Other than that they need very little attention.

Somehow, I have sprouts here and there coming up in places I didn't plant them. They are easy to pull out if you get them before they get rooted in.

Give them plenty of room, a space they can totally fill in is ideal. They have a great orange-ish color in spring that goes nicely with orange or bright pink tulips.


On Jul 1, 2009, picante from Helena, MT (Zone 4b) wrote:

Angelina is surviving our zone 4 arid winters without batting an eye. She is spreading nicely, and even looks good in the winter, when everything else has died back.


On Jul 1, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:

This plant is rated to be only hardy to zone 6a but I have had it growing very well in zone 5 for several years. However, mine never blooms. I love it because it is not fussy about where it is put and is easily controlled by pulling.


On Sep 6, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

Love this plant! A really stunning groundcover in a brilliant shade of chartreuse green. Looks great next to or under larger purple plants. However, give it room because it is a fast spreader. Also, it roots very easily. Broken pieces will take root with no trouble at all.


On May 29, 2008, AnalogDog from Mountlake Terrace, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I am not sure how I got this pretty little plant, but it sure is invasive in my garden. Hard to pull, as it roots very well to the soil, but also likes to work down crack lines in the sidewalk and driveway.

I am in the process of banishing this one from my garden. I hear other climates have more success with this one, but here, it stinks.


On Jan 31, 2008, Calif_Sue from Northern California,
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of my favorites! So easy to grow and share with others, just snap off pieces and stick in the ground or in pots, they WILL root!
The light lime coloring compliments darker greens for a nice contrast.


On Mar 6, 2007, saskboy from Regina, SK (Zone 3b) wrote:

forms a nice compact dense groundcover, and cascades beautifully over the edges of my rock garden. the color is bright and clear, flowers are neat and low. has survived 2 winters so far in my zone 3 garden in full sun and gritty soil.


On Aug 14, 2006, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Some of the sedums make such great plants, so easy to care for. I added this one to the list of desirable ones, gorgeaous color in sun as well as partial shade. Like all sedums, it needs very good drainage and it will survire the winters in zone 4.


On Aug 6, 2006, cdrbuz from La Vista, NE wrote:

Have successfully grown this plant in Zone 4 for several years. Currently have it started in a new border and it is doing just great. The plant spreads very nicely but is easily contained by simply weeding out the ones you don't want.


On Feb 1, 2006, sedum37 from Westford, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I love the foliage on this sedum. Even though I am zone 5b I have gotten it to overwinter in a very sheltered spot (2 winters so far) at the base of a stone wall. It does suffer from die back though so the zone information stating zone 6 for the lower limit is probably correct.


On Jan 8, 2006, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I split one 6.5" pot of Angelina late last fall into 5 separate pieces (along with a few sprigs in pots that broke off). In approximately 2 months, each place I planted a larger piece of this sedum is as large as the original plant. It is adding some much needed yellow coloring in my winter garden. I will get some pics in the spring after it has really fanned out. 1-8-06


On Apr 22, 2005, rainycz from Newark, DE (Zone 7a) wrote:

I planted this last year. This sedum was gorgeous all summer, with lovely yellow foliage. Best of all, the foliage turned a yellow-orange hue in the fall and stayed that way all winter. I see it has volunteered some new plants this spring, which I am more than happy to have.


On Oct 16, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Gorgeous golden yellow foliage with yellow flowers. Prefers partial sun and loves to spread itself out. It adapts well to many soil conditions.