Stonecrop

Sedum kamtschaticum

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum)
SEE-dum kam-SHAT-tih-kum
Genus:  Sedum
This tough, drought-tolerant species has glossy deep green leaves and, in early summer, half-inch golden yellow flowers that open from pink buds. It grows to about 6 inches tall and a little wider and makes a good groundcover. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Long-lasting, star-like, golden yellow flowers.
Care:  Grow in well-drained soil of moderate fertility that is neutral to slightly alkaline. Full sun.
Propagation:  Take stem cuttings or root leaves in early summer. Start seed in fall. Divide in spring.
Problems:  Mealybugs, scale insects, slugs, and snails can be problems.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Summer
Flower Color
Red Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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