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Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’ – Cream and Green Carpet Sedum

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Scientific Name

Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’

Common Names

Cream and Green Carpet Sedum

Synonyms

Sedum lineare f. variegata, Sedum lineare var. albomarginatum

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’ is a tough, low growing, evergreen succulent up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and trailing up to 2 feet (60 cm) wide or a little more with lanceolate, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, pale green leaves that have a thin creamy-white margin. The new growth on this plant is often upright and then lies down under the weight of the stems and in shade it tends to grow slightly more open and taller. Though not the main attraction, when this plant flowers in the early summer, the small, bright yellow, starburst flowers appear in short tight cymes just above the foliage.

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 plant 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. For taller Sedum varieties, you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily and anew plant will be established in a season or two… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.

Origin

Native to Japan.

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