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Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum' (Variegated October Daphne)

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Scientific Name

Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum'

Common Names

Variegated October Daphne

Synonyms

Sedum sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum', Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Variegata', Sedum sieboldii 'Variegata', Hylotelephium sieboldii f. variegatum, Sedum sieboldii f. variegatum

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum', formerly known as Sedum sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum', is an attractive succulent that grows up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and up to 8 inches (20 cm) wide. It forms a rounded mound, sending out horizontal branches from the central crown. The variegated green and creamy leaves are round, up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) in diameter, and borne in whorls of 3 around the stem. Flowers are bright pink, star-shaped, and held in small clusters at the stem's ends.

Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum' (Variegated October Daphne) aka Sedum sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum'

Photo via byliny.farm

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 2a to 10b: from −50 °F (−45.6 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °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. 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.

Origin

Hylotelephium sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum' is a variegated cultivar of Hylotelephium sieboldii.

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