Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'
Golden Japanese Stonecrop, Ogon Sedum
Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' is a spreading ground cover with slender stems and small bright gold leaves. It typically forms a dense mat, growing up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall and creeping up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide. Leaves are rounded and only 0.25 inches (0.6 cm) wide. The best golden color usually occurs with some part afternoon shade.
The tiny flowers are star-shaped, yellow-green, and appear in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 6a to 9b: from −10 °F (−23.3 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °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. 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 touches the ground and root itself. If you want to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin soil covering.
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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' is a cultivar of Sedum makinoi.
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