Hylotelephium populifolium (Pall.) H.Ohba
Poplar-leaved Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop
Anacampseros populifolia, Sedum populifolium
Hylotelephium populifolium is a small deciduous succulent shrub with dark brown stems and green, heart-shaped leaves with wavy edges. It grows up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall. Clusters of small, scented, star-shaped, white flowers tinged with pink appear in late summer and early fall.
USDA hardiness zone 4a to 8b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 20 °F (−6.7 °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 Siberia (eastern Altay and western Sayan mountains).
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