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Sedum adolphi 'Lime Gold' (Golden Sedum)

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Scientific Name

Sedum adolphi 'Lime Gold'

Common Names

Golden Sedum

Synonyms

Sedum adolphii 'Lime Gold', Sedum x adolphii 'Lime Gold'

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Sedum adolphi 'Lime Gold' is a tender succulent, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, that forms a lovely, low mat of trailing stems up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and up to 2 feet (60 cm) wide. The leaves are lime green with red-orange flushed tips as they mature. They are more golden in the sun. It spring, it produces flower heads with clusters of small, star-shaped, yellow-white flowers .

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °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 stand 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 thrive 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 establish a deep root system. The best way to water this plant is to use "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).

Origin

Sedum adolphi 'Lime Gold' is an attractive cultivar of Sedum adolphi.

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