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Hylotelephium 'Lime Twister' (Lime Twister Stonecrop)

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Scientific Name

Hylotelephium 'Lime Twister'

Common Names

Lime Twister Stonecrop, SunSparkler Lime Twister Stonecrop

Synonyms

Sedum 'Lime Twister', Sedum 'SunSparkler Lime Twister'

Scientific Classification

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

Parentage

This hybrid is a part of the SunSparkler® series from the breeding work of Chris Hansen. It is discovered in 2014 as a variegated branch sport of Hylotelephium 'Lime Zinger'.

Description

Hylotelephium 'Lime Twister', also known as Sedum 'Lime Twister', is an attractive, low-growing succulent that forms a dense carpet of green leaves with cream-colored edges. It grows about 4 inches (10 cm) tall and spreads up to 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter. Flowers have the same coloration as the original parent plant. They are rose-pink and appear in terminal clusters from late summer to early fall and last for several weeks. The foliage dies back to the ground in the winter, and new growth appears in the spring.

Photo by Chris Hansen

How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium 'Lime Twister'

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 'Lime Twister' can withstand temperatures as low as -30 to 30 °F (-34.4 to -1.1 °C), USDA hardiness zones 4a 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 'Lime Twister'

Hylotelephium plants can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.

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