Sedum treleasei Rose
Sedum treleasei is an attractive succulent with thick, fleshy, pale blue-green leaves. It develops up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall stems that branch to form a good-sized clump in time. Leaves are somewhat flattened on top, rounded below, and up to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) long. Older leaves often take on a yellow tinge at the tips and margins, and sometimes there is a flush of pink on the tips. Flowers are yellow, star-shaped, up to 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) across, and appear on up to 6 inches (15 cm) long stalks from late winter to early spring.
USDA hardiness zones 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 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. 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 is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil.
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.
This species is native to Mexico.
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