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Hylotelephium sieboldii (October Daphne)

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Scientific Name

Hylotelephium sieboldii (Sweet ex Hook.) H. Ohba

Common Names

Misebaya, October Daphne, October Stonecrop, October Daphne Stonecrop, October Plant, Siebold's Stonecrop, Siebold's Sedum, Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Synonyms

Sedum sieboldii (basionym), Hylotelephium sieboldii var. sieboldii

Scientific Classification

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

Description

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

Hardiness

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

How to Grow and Care

October Daphne does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application.

Position October Daphne in full sun or light shade, ensuring that the soil is fertile and well-drained. In very hot locations, some shade is best.

Water moderately in the growing season, allowing the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Feed every 2 weeks in the growing season, beginning when new shoots appear, and continue until the autumn. Use a dilute solution of a standard liquid fertilizer… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for a October Daphne (Hylotelephium sieboldii)

Origin

Native to Japan (Honshu, Shikoku).

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