Sedum ×luteoviride R.T.Clausen
Sedum ×luteoviride is a small succulent shrub with thick fleshy leaves inserted at right angles to the branches. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. Stems are decumbent, branched, up to 12 inches (30 cm) long, and up to 0.25 inches (0.6 cm) in diameter. Leaves are crowded at the tips of branches. They are glossy yellowish-green, turning reddish in full sun. They are up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long, up to 0.25 inches (0.6 cm) wide, and crowded at the tips of branches.
The yellow, star-shaped flowers appear in profusion in terminal and lateral clusters from late winter to early spring.
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 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 usually enough to start the Sedum plant there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem touches 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.
- Back to genus Sedum
- Succupedia: Browse succulents by Scientific Name, Common Name, Genus, Family, USDA Hardiness Zone, Origin, or cacti by Genus
Click on a photo to see a larger version.