Sedum adolphi 'Lime Gold'
Sedum adolphii 'Lime Gold', Sedum × adolphii 'Lime Gold'
Sedum adolphi 'Lime Gold' is a lovely succulent with trailing stems that bear lime green leaves with red-orange flushed tips as they mature. It grows up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide. Leaves become more golden in the sun. In spring, the plant produces flower heads with clusters of small star-shaped yellow-white flowers.
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 Sedum is ideal 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).
This succulent is an attractive cultivar of Sedum adolphi.
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