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Phedimus kamtschaticus var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'


Scientific Name

Phedimus kamtschaticus var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'


Phedimus floriferus 'Weihenstephaner Gold', Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold', Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

Scientific Classification

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


Phedimus kamtschaticus var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold', formerly known as Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold', is a succulent plant that forms a spreading clump up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall. It spreads slowly by short underground rhizomes. The leaves are fleshy, spoon-shaped, dark green, and densely born on sprawling reddish stems. The leaves turn purple in fall. It has especially showy, golden-yellow flowers that age to orange-yellow. They are star-shaped and appear in leafy clusters in summer. The flowers are followed by russet-red fruits.

Photo by Wayne Fagerlund


USDA hardiness zones 3a to 9b: from −40 °F (−40 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Phedimus will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in, but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. These succulents have a slow to moderate growth rate, making them a popular choice for growing as a groundcover. They also grow well in containers.

These are light-loving plants, growing best in full sun but also grow in light shade or partial shade. They grow best in warmer environments—plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

The soil does need to be well-drained. Very good drainage is important for preventing root rot or fungal diseases.

The best way to water these plants is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet and then wait until the soil is dry before watering again. Phedimus are drought-tolerant, so they bear well if you neglect them for a while.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Phedimus.


Phedimus kamtschaticus var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold' is  a cultivar of Phedimus kamtschaticus var. floriferum.


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