Sedum ×luteoviride R.T.Clausen
Sedum ×luteoviride is a small succulent shrub with thick short leaves at right angles to the stem. The leaves are typically glossy yellow-green when grown in the shade, but the tips turn a fleshy red coloration in strong light, which can deepen to orange-red in full sun. Winter color tends to cinnamon with green. Yellow flowers appear in profusion early in the year, in terminal and lateral clusters, with smaller leaves tucked in close. Over time, the plant becomes more or less tufted. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall with an equal width, and the lower two-thirds of the stems become bare.
USDA hardiness zone 8a to 10b: from 10 °F (−12.2 °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 that 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 normally enough to get the Sedum plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching 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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