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Phedimus takesimensis – Golden Carpet

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Scientific Name

Phedimus takesimensis (Nakai) ‘t Hart

Common Names

Golden Carpet

Synonyms

Sedum takesimense, Sedum kamtschaticum var. takesimense, Aizopsis takesimensis

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Phedimus

Description

Phedimus takesimensis is a succulent perennial up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, remarkably similar in appearance to the well-known green roof star, Phedimus kamtschaticus, having nearly identical foliage, flower color, bloom time, and drought tolerance. However, P. takesimensis holds its leaves much later into the winter season, dropping them very late, and new leaves emerge much earlier than P. kamtschaticus. Green basal rosettes persist throughout the winter months. In mild winters, or in protected spots, the plant may retain its foliage nearly until spring.

Phedimus takesimensis - Golden Carpet

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 4a to 11b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

There are few plants more forgiving of sun and bad soil than Sedum plants. Growing Sedum is easy, so easy, in fact, that even the most novice gardener can excel at it. With a large number of Sedum varieties to choose from, you will find one that works for your garden.

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. Overwatering and overfertilizing can hurt the plants far worse than not watering or fertilizing… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.

Origin

Native to Asia.

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