This Japanese native is perfect for the rock garden. It is a compact species with blue-green foliage and pink stems, and bears purplish-red flowers in fall. Sedum cauticola grows to about 3 inches tall and a foot wide.
CareProvide moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. It is fairly adaptable.
PropagationTake stem cuttings or root leaves in early summer; start seed in fall; divide in spring.
ProblemsMealybugs, scale insects, slugs, snails.
- Genus : Sedum
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Red
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Plant Height : Under 6 inches