Hylotelephium pluricaule (Maxim.) H. Ohba
Sedum pluricaule, Hylotelephium triphyllum var. pluricaule, Sedum hidakanum, Sedum telephium var. pluricaule, Sedum yezoense
Hylotelephium pluricaule, formerly known as Sedum pluricaule, is a small succulent that grows up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) tall, forming a low mound of fleshy ovate leaves. It dies back to the ground in the winter. In the spring, new stems arise from the base of the old stems. Leaves are blue-green flushed with pink, densely arranged on short stems, and up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) long. The clusters of pink, star-like flowers appear in mid-summer.
USDA hardiness zones 5a to 11b: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 45 °F (+7.2 °C).
How to Grow and Care
These popular garden plants are easy to grow. Hylotelephiums are ideal for that part of your garden that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. They also grow well in containers.
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.
These succulents do not need rich soil, but they do need excellent drainage. Choose a commercial potting mix for succulents, or make one yourself.
Hylotelephiums are drought-tolerant once established. The best way to water a Hylotelephium is to use the "soak and dry" method. First, get the soil completely wet, and then wait until it is dry before watering again.
Feed annually with a balanced fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer to the soil in spring as new growth appears, according to package directions.
Hylotelephiums can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium.
This species is native to the Russian island of Sakhalin in the North Pacific.
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