Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn'
Frosty Morn Stonecrop
Sedum alboroseum 'Frosty Morn', Sedum erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn', Sedum 'Frosty Morn'
This variegated cultivar of Hylotelephium erythrostictum was discovered in Japan by plantsman and plant explorer Barry Yinger. The plant was given to another well-known plantsman, Tony Avent, who owns Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden, for propagation and sale in the United States.
Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn', formerly known as Sedum erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn', is a compact, clump-forming succulent with thick, erect stems that bear fleshy, green to gray-green leaves with creamy white margins. It grows up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall. Flowers are small, star-shaped, white to pinkish appear in flat clusters from late summer to early fall. When open, the flowers can almost entirely cover the foliage.
How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn'
Light: Hylotelephiums prefer full sun. They tolerate light to partial shade in hot summer climates but will produce weak, floppy growth when grown in too much shade or overly rich soils.
Soil: These succulents do not need rich soil, but they do need excellent drainage. Choose a commercial potting mix for succulents, or make one yourself.
Hardiness: Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn' can withstand temperatures as low as -40 to 30 °F (-40 to -1.1 °C), USDA hardiness zones 3a to 9b.
Watering: Hylotelephiums are drought-tolerant once established. The best way to water a Hylotelephium is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet and then wait until it is dry before watering again.
Fertilizing: Feed annually with a balanced fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer to the soil in spring as new growth appears, according to package directions.
Repotting: Plants in containers do require little more care than those in gardens. Repot your plants when they outgrow their current pot by moving them out to a larger container to hold the plant better.
Propagation: Hylotelephiums can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium.
Toxicity of Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Frosty Morn'
Hylotelephium plants can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.
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