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Rhodiola coccinea


Scientific Name

Rhodiola coccinea (Royle) Boriss.


Sedum coccineum (basionym), Rhodiola coccinea subsp. coccinea, Rhodiola juparensis, Sedum juparense, Sedum quadrifidum var. coccineum

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Rhodiola


Rhodiola coccinea is an evergreen, succulent plant up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, forming loosely hummock with a central, branched caudex. The stems are up to 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) in diameter. The succulent leaves are green and up to 0.3 inch (0.8 cm) long. The flowers are small, usually dark red, rarely reddish or yellow and tinged with pink outside.


USDA hardiness zones 4a to 9b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).

How to Grow and Care

When growing Sedums, keep in mind that this plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in, but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop, due to the fact that many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.

Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is normally enough to get the plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to further ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil over the plant.

For taller varieties, you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily and a new plant will be established in a season or two.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.


Rhodiola coccinea is native to western Siberia and central Asia.


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