Phedimus stoloniferus (S.G.Gmel.) 't Hart
Asterosedum stoloniferum, Phedimus stolonifer, Sedum hybridum, Sedum ibericum, Sedum stoloniferum
Phedimus stoloniferus, also known as Phedimus stolonifer or 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, stalked, rhomboid-ovate, green to reddish-green, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, and up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) wide. Flowers are relatively large, star-shaped, pink, and appear in beautiful clusters.
The specific epithet "stoloniferus (sto-lo-NIF-er-us)" is an alternative form of the New Latin adjective "stolonifer," meaning "bearing shoots that run along the ground and sprout roots at nodes."
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 popular 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 best way to water these plants is to use the "soak and dry" method. First, 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.
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