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Sedum adolphii ‘Lime Gold’ (Golden Sedum)

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Scientific Name

Sedum adolphii ‘Lime Gold’

Common Names

Golden Sedum

Synonyms

Sedum x adolphii ‘Lime Gold’, Sedum adolphi ‘Lime Gold’

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Sedum adolphii ‘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 blooms in spring with small, star-shaped, yellow-white flower heads produced at the tips.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 8b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

When growing Sedum, 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 Sedum 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… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum

Origin

Sedum adolphii ‘Lime Gold’ is an attractive cultivar of Sedum adolphii.

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