October Daphne

Sedum sieboldii

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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October Daphne (Sedum sieboldii)
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Genus:  Sedum
This lovely mound-like species splays out from the center like a miniature fountain. It has half-inch rosy flowers in fall and blue-green leaves with matching rosy margins. Frosty temperatures bring out pink in the leaves. Sedum sieboldii grows to 4 inches tall and about twice as wide.
Care:  Provide moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings or root leaves in early summer. Start seed in fall. Divide in spring.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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