Sedum humifusum Rose
Sedum humifusum is a mat-forming succulent with many small branches densely covered with overlapping, deep green leaves that turn bright red in full sun and cold. It grows up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) tall. Leaves are fleshy, obovate to nearly orbicular, strongly ciliate at the margins, and only 0.15 inches (0.4 cm) long.
The star-shaped flowers are up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) in diameter and have five bright yellow petals. They appear on short, erect stalks in early summer.
This species is native to Mexico (Queretaro).
USDA hardiness zone 4a to 10b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °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 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. Simply laying the plant on the ground for shorter varieties where you want it to grow is usually enough to start the Sedum plant there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem touches 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
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