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Phedimus stoloniferus (Stolon Stonecrop)


Scientific Name

Phedimus stoloniferus (S.G.Gmel.) 't Hart

Common Names

Stolon Stonecrop


Sedum stoloniferum (basionym), Asterosedum stoloniferum, Sedum hybridum, Sedum ibericum

Scientific Classification

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


Phedimus stoloniferus, formerly known as Sedum stoloniferum, is a low-growing succulent with branched, creeping stems that root at the nodes and grow up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) long. Leaves are small, opposite, rhomboid-ovate, stalked, green to reddish-green, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, and up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) wide. It blooms with beautiful clusters of relatively large, star-shaped, pink flowers.


USDA hardiness zones 7a to 10b: from 0 °F (−17.8 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Phedimus will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in, but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. These succulents have a slow to moderate growth rate, making them a popular choice for growing as a groundcover. They also grow well in containers.

These are light-loving plants, growing best in full sun but also grow in light shade or partial shade. They grow best in warmer environments—plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

The soil does need to be well-drained. Very good drainage is essential for preventing root rot or fungal diseases.

The best way to water these plants is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet and then wait until the soil is dry before watering again. Phedimus are drought-tolerant, so they bear well if you neglect them for a while.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Phedimus.


Phedimus stoloniferus is native to Turkey, the Caucasus, and northern Iran.


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