Sedum tetractinum 'Coral Reef'
Chinese Sedum, Coral Reef Chinese Sedum
Sedum tetractinum 'Coral Reef' is a red-leaved cultivar of Sedum tetractinum. It is mat-forming stonecrop with foliage that typically grows up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall but spreads up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide. The creeping stems root at the nodes. The tiny, star-shaped flowers are yellow, up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) across, and appear in summer on up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall stems.
USDA hardiness zones 5a to 8b: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 20 °F (−6.7 °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 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 because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. Simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there for shorter varieties. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching 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 would like 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 tetractinum 'Coral Reef' is a cultivar of Sedum tetractinum.
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