Sedum litoreum Guss.
Coastal Stonecrop, Shore Stonecrop
Sedum annuum subsp. litoreum, Sedum barcense, Sedum marichalii, Sedum rhytidocalyx, Sedum stellatum
Sedum litoreum is a small annual succulent with erect stems that bear smooth, bright green, oblong-elliptic to obovate leaves. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, simple or branched from the base. Leaves are up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) long. Flowers are star-shaped, pale yellow or greenish, and appear in spring.
It is grown as an annual plant, so it has no USDA hardiness zone.
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. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there. 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.
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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
This species is native to the central and eastern Mediterranean regions.
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