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Hylotelephium sieboldii (Sedum sieboldii) – October Daphne

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Scientific Name

Hylotelephium sieboldii (Sweet ex Hook.) H. Ohba

Common Names

Misebaya, October Daphne, October Stonecrop, October Daphne Stonecrop, October Plant, Siebold’s Stonecrop, Siebold’s Sedum, Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Synonyms

Sedum sieboldii (basionym), Hylotelephium sieboldii var. sieboldii

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae 
Subtribe: Umbilicinae
Genus: Hylotelephium

Description

Hylotelephium sieboldii is a low, spreading succulent that forms a rounded mound, sending out horizontal branches from the central crown. Growing up to 4 inches (10 cm) high and 8 inches (20 cm) wide. Round, blue-green leaves, up to 0.75 inch (2 cm) in diameter, borne in whorls of 3 around the stem. Bright-pink, star-shaped flowers, borne in small clusters at the ends of the stem.

Hylotelephium sieboldii (Sedum sieboldii) – October Daphne

Photo via flowers2.la.coocan.jp

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 2a to 10b: from −50 °F (−45.6 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).

How to Grow and Care

When growing Sedum, keep in mind that Sedum plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in, but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else.

A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop, due to the fact that many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer. Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the Sedum on the ground where you want it to grow is normally enough to get the Sedum plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to further ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil over the plant… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.

Origin

Native to Japan (Honshu, Shikoku).

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