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Compact Stonecrop

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum’

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This variety is more compact than the species, and its leaves are variegated with creamy margins. In late spring to summer, its star-shaped yellow flowers open from pink buds and mature to crimson. It grows to just 4 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsCompact plant with variegated foliage.

CareProvide moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

PropagationTake stem cuttings or root leaves in early summer; divide in spring.

ProblemsMealybugs, scale, slugs, snails.

  • Genus : Sedum
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red, Yellow
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches

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