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Sedum sarmentosum (Gold Moss Stonecrop)

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Scientific Name

Sedum sarmentosum Bunge

Common Names

Gold Moss, Gold Moss Sedum, Gold Moss Stonecrop, Stringy Stonecrop, Graveyard Moss, Star Sedum, Trailing Stonecrop, Yellow Moss

Synonyms

Sedum angustifolium, Sedum kouyangense, Sedum sheareri

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Sedum sarmentosum is a perennial plant with sprawling leafy stems up to 10 inches (25 cm) long and 6 inches (15 cm) high. The stems are light green to pale purple. The fleshy leaves are arranged in whorls of 3 at intervals along the stem. Each leaf is up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long and 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) across, elliptic to narrowly lanceolate in shape and bright green in color. The star-shaped flowers are bright greenish-yellow in color and about 0.5 inch (1.3 cm) in diameter.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 3a to 8b: from −40 °F (−40 °C) to 20 °F (−6.7 °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 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 is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the Sedum on the ground 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.. – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum

Origin

Native to Asia (China, Korea, Thailand).

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