Sedum furfuraceum Moran
Sedum furfuraceum is a branching succulent that grows up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall with a spread of up to 1 foot (30 cm). Leaves are egg-shaped, up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) long, dark green covered in scurfy whitish scales, and aligned in tight spiral rows. They are often reddish-purple in bright light. Lower leaves turn a reddish-orange hue and later drop off to expose thick, twisted, gray-white stems. Pinkish-white, star-like flowers appear in early spring, and each lasts for about ten days.
USDA hardiness zones 9b 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 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 because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. Simply laying the plant on the ground for shorter varieties 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 want to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add very thin soil covering the plant. You can break off one of the stems for taller Sedum varieties and push it into the ground where you want to grow it. The stem will root very easily, and a new plant will be established in a season or two.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
This species is native to Mexico.
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