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Sedum sieboldii (October Daphne, Stonecrop)

Sedum sieboldii Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Sedum sieboldii SEE-dum see-BOLD-ee-eye Common Name: October Daphne, Stonecrop 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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