×Sedeveria 'Harry Butterfield'
Super Donkey Tail, Super Burro's Tail, Giant Donkey Tail
×Sedeveria 'Harry Butterfield' is an amazing succulent that produces cascading stems with fleshy mint-green teardrop-shaped leaves. Compared to its parent, Sedum morganianum, it is larger and more robust, giving it the nickname "Super Donkey Tail." While the rosettes of these plant are slightly larger than its parents, it still inherits its smaller quality from Echeveria derenbergii and the trailing quality from S. morganianum. Trailing stems terminate in clusters of tubular pale yellow flowers.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 45 °F (+7.2 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedums, keep in mind that these plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in but 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 because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. Simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there for shorter varieties. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you want to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin soil covering over the plant.
You can break off one of the stems for taller varieties 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.
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