Stone orpine

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Stone orpine (Sedum rupestre 'Angelina')
SEE-dum roo-PES-tree
Synonyms:  S. reflexum
Genus:  Sedum

This vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen species has electric golden-yellow foliage that holds its color through the heat of summer. The foliage tips sometimes develop an orangey hue. In June and July, 'Angelina' has terminal clusters of star-shaped, vibrant yellow flowers. The drooping buds face upward when they open and the plant can grow to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide. It is superlative as a groundcover, spilling over rock walls, and in containers. It also makes an excellent accent for plants with dark foliage.

Care: 

Provide well-drained, gravelly soil in full sun. It can also take a bit of shade. Give this freely spreading plant room to grow.

Propagation: 

Take softwood cuttings or root leaves in early summer. Divide in spring.

Problems: 

Mealybugs, scale, slugs, and snails.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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