Sedum lineare 'Variegatum'
Cream and Green Carpet Sedum
Sedum lineare f. variegata, Sedum lineare var. albomarginatum
This succulent is a variegated cultivar of Sedum lineare.
Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' is an attractive low-growing succulent with slender stems that bear pale green leaves with creamy-white margins. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Stems are ascending or decumbent and grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) long. Leaves are thick, fleshy, linear to lance-shaped, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long and 0.08 inches (0.2 cm) wide. 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.
The small star-shaped flowers are bright yellow and appear in short tight cymes just above the foliage in late spring and early summer.
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 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 where you want it to grow is usually enough to get it started for shorter varieties. They will send out roots from wherever the stem touches 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 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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