Sedum adolphi 'Firestorm'
Sedum adolphii 'Firestorm'
Sedum adolphi 'Firestorm' is a striking succulent up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, that forms a lovely, low mat of trailing stems. The leaves are greenish-yellow with red margins in bright light or cool temperatures. The white, star-shaped flowers add winsome contrast to the leaf color and those fiery margins.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Choose a location with full sun to filtered shade. Golden Sedums is an ideal plant for rock gardens because it spreads quickly with a trailing, low form. At maturity, it stands up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and spread up to 2 feet (60 cm). Golden Sedum can also be used in mixed container gardens or even on walls or terraces.
This succulent tolerates most soils but thrives in light, slightly sandy, well-draining soils. In soggy, water-logged soils, the roots rot and the plants suffer disease and pest problems. Plant Golden Sedum 2 feet (60 cm) apart. Combine this plant with other succulents or low-growing, drought-tolerant groundcovers.
Golden Sedum is drought tolerant once it establishes a deep root system. The best way to water this plant is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet and then wait until the soil is dry before watering again. Fertilize annually with a balanced fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer to the soil in spring as new growth appears, according to package directions.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for a Golden Sedum (Sedum adolphi).
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