Sedum lineare 'Variegatum'
Cream and Green Carpet Sedum
Sedum lineare f. variegata, Sedum lineare var. albomarginatum
Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' is a low-growing succulent with trailing stems and pale green leaves with thin creamy-white margins. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 2 feet (60 cm) wide. Leaves are lance-shaped and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. The new growth is often upright and then lies down under the weight of the stems and leaves. In the shade, it tends to grow slightly more open and taller. Though not the main attraction, when this plant flowers in the early summer, the small bright yellow starburst flowers appear in short tight cymes just above the foliage.
USDA hardiness zone 7a to 11b: from 0 °F (−17.8 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedums, keep in mind that these 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 where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there for shorter varieties. 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 over the plant.
You can break off one of the stems for taller 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.
Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' is a varigated cultivar of Sedum lineare.
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