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Hylotelephium erythrostictum (Garden Stonecrop)

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Scientific Name

Hylotelephium erythrostictum (Miq.) H. Ohba

Common Names

Garden Stonecrop, Garden Orpine

Synonyms

Sedum erythrostictum (basionym), Sedum alboroseum, Sedum labordei, Sedum telephium subsp. alboroseum

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Hylotelephium erythrostictum is a herbaceous succulent perennial up to 28 inches (70 cm) tall. The stem is simple, up to 0.4 inch (1 cm) in diameter with alternate or opposite, sessile, oblong, and succulent, light yellow-green or glaucous-green leaves and up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long. Flowers are tiny, white or pale pink, up to 0.4 inch (1 cm) in diameter, with lanceolate petals.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 3a to 10b: from −40 °F (−40 °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, Korea, Russia and China

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