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Sedum pachyphyllum (Many Fingers, Jelly Beans)

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Scientific Name

Sedum pachyphyllum Rose

Common Names

Stonecrop, Succulent Beans, Jelly Bean Plant, Jelly Beans, Silver Jelly Beans, Blue Jelly Bean, Succulents Water Plant, Many Fingers

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Sedum

Description

Sedum pachyphyllum is a bush forming or ground-hugging succulent, up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall, spreading over time by rooting stems and fallen leaves. The glaucous light green silvery leaves are short stumpy finger-like projections and are often tipped with red. The flowers are yellow and appear in the summer.

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 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, due to the fact that many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.

Sedum varieties vary in height. The smallest are just a few inches tall, and the tallest can be up to 3 feet (90 cm). The large majority of varieties are shorter and they are frequently used as ground covers in xeriscape gardens or rock gardens.

Sedum varieties also vary in their hardiness. Many are hardy to USDA zone 3, while others need a warmer climate. Make sure the Sedum that you plant is suited to your hardiness zone… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.

Origin

Native to Mexico (Sierra Mixta, San Luis and Oaxaca).

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