Sedum commixtum Moran & Hutchison
Sedum 'Comic Tom'
Sedum commixtum, also known as Sedum 'Comic Tom', is a succulent subshrub that forms rosettes at the ends of several up to 1 foot (30 cm) long stems. Leaves are waxy, blue-glaucous at first, later purplish-red or brownish, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long and up to 0.7 inches (1.7 cm) wide. Flowers are small, star-shaped, and dull yellow.
USDA hardiness zone 8a to 10b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedum, keep in mind that Sedum 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. 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 ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil. You can break off one of the stems for taller Sedum 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
This species is native to Mexico.
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