Sedum × rubrotinctum 'Aurora'
Jelly Bean, Pink Jelly Bean, Pink Stonecrop
Sedum rubrotinctum 'Aurora'
This succulent is a cultivar of Sedum × rubrotinctum.
Sedum × rubrotinctum 'Aurora' is an attractive succulent with sprawling stems covered with striking pink bean-shaped leaves that fade to pale green or white shades. It grows up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall. Leaves take on the brightest colors when grown in bright sunlight. Flowers are small, star-shaped, and yellow and appear in clusters in spring.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °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 would like to ensure further that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil over the plant.
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.
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