Sedum - Stone-crop

Large Genus with over 400 species and many cultivated forms. Most are succulent perennial evergreens or Herbaceous plants or annuals. There are a number of biennials too and a few shrub like species. This genus is found from all over the world but the highest number of species come from mountainous regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Most species are sun loving plants, but a number grow well in open shade or part shade. A few are true shade plants that will burn if exposed to too much direct sunlight.

Four main groups of plants are grown in the garden.

1) Short growing plants with short stems topped off with flowers that carpet the ground, they tend to spread to form carpets and make good ground covers and rock garden subjects. Plants do best in well draining soils with steady moisture, they grow well in thin soils. Small segments that break off often will grow roots

2) Up-right growing species that grow as clumps, they make nice perennial boarder species and rock garden subjects.

3) Plants that fall between the two groups above, they have clump like habits with long stems that are lax, the stems tend to turn upright near the ends as the plants flower but they cascade (flop)a top the ground or hang down on banks and rock walls.

4) Tender species for green houses and other indoor situations.

Sedum acre
    Code: SA87-A8
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    Creeping Mossy Stone-crop (SEE-dum: AY-ker) or Biting Stone-crop or Small House-leek

    This spreading ground cover has yellow flowers and grows only a few inches tall. fast growing even from seed and It can, however, become a difficult to control weed as it roots very easily from small pieces dropped here and there. The plant adapts well to dry, sandy soil and can be used in rock gardens or as an edging or planted over thin rocky paths. The leaves are scale-like and the plant resembles a green carpet topped with yellow flowers in late spring. Does well in sun to half day shade, They are attractive and useful, adding life to difficult rocky places.

    Zones 3-8

    300+ seeds

    Sedum acre 'Oktoberfest'
      Code: DES1
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      A new color for this easily grown species, this selection has cream-white colored, star shaped flowers. Plants grow about 2 inches tall.

      Zones 4-9

      100 seeds

      Sedum aizoon
        Code: SA29-A2
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        This upright growing Sedum has bright yellow flowers in early to mid summer. Plants grow 15-18 inches tall and should be grown in full sun in well draining soils that are moisture retentive. The flowers are in large heads, 4 to 6 inches wide that are flat in shape. Plants are deciduous from a thick almost woody rootstock. Interesting plants that even make nice dried cutting material.

        Zones 4-9

        100+ seeds

        Sedum ellacombianum
          Code: SDJ4-A7
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          [Sedum kamtschaticum var. ellacombianum] Yellow Stonecrop or Orange Stonecrop:

          This selection grows 4 to 8 inches tall and has yellow flowers. Plants form thick mounds of foliage and are attractive even late in the year. This species forms a flat, dense mound of medium to light green leaves and produces clusters of yellow flowers in late summer into fall. An easy species that does well even in bright open shade. Useful for cascading over rock walls and piles. Has a medium spread rate and will grow on sandy soils and tolerates humid conditions. Attractive in pots or grown under lilies.

          Zones 4-9

          200 seeds

          Sedum hispanicum
            Code: 30SY-A6
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            'Spanish Stone-crop' (SEE-dum: his-PAN-i-kaa) Crassulaceae:

            A short lived species that grow less than 3 tall with flowers to 6 inches tall and produces fast growing mats of gray-green colored foliage. Off-white colored flowers are star shaped.

            100 seeds
            Sedum montanum
              Code: 30SS-A6
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              Dark green needlelike foilage and golden yellow colored flowers. Plants grow 5 to 8 inches tall. 

              Zones (6) 7-9. Surface sow seeds, Germination starts in 2 weeks at 70F but is spread out over a month or more, sometimes a cold-moist period of 4 weeks helps.

              100 seeds.
              Sedum oreganum
                Code: 12SE
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                Oregon Stonecrop (SEE-dum: or-reh-GAH-nuh) Crassulaceae:

                Short plants with reddish or purplish tinted, chubby leaves and soft yellow-gold colored flowers. Best in dry well drained locations in full sun, but will take some shade too but then growing with out the tinting. This is a spreader, with parts of the plants shedding off and rooting and makes for a nice thick ground cover. The yellow flowers and produced in good numbers and are clustered on top of short upright flowering stems. For the most part these plants grow on-top of the ground, so they do well even were the soil is very thin- even on bare rock. Best used in a rock garden or on a gravel bed, since plants are so low growing they do not compete well with other plants, but they spread well to form thick carpets. They are not overly drought tolerant but need supplemental water during dry periods.

                Zones 4-9

                Native to north western North America. Surface sow seeds, Germination starts in 2 weeks at 70F but may be spread out over a month or more, sometimes a cold-moist period of 4 weeks helps. Surface sow - very fine seed that germinates best in light

                100 seeds

                Sedum reflexum
                  Code: SR47-A2
                  SKU: Lot A2 - 300 seeds
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                  Stone Orpine

                  (SEE-dum; re-FLEKS-um)

                  Yellow flowers top off 8 to 10 inch, upright growing stems. Plants do very well in sun and dry soils but will take some shade. The thin bluish-green leaves are attractive used as a ground cover or planted in a rock wall, were they grow 12-17 inches wide. The foliage habit and texture remind one of a Club Moss. Plants blooming mid to late spring.

                  Zones 3-9

                  Surfacer sow the seeds and keep moist with germination starting 2 weeks and spread-out over a few weeks. Native from Europe.

                  300+ seeds

                  Sedum sediforme
                    Code: S366-A1
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                    Crassulaceae

                    Yellow-gold flower umbels held well above blue-green foliage.

                    Zones 6-10

                    100+ seeds

                    Sedum selskianum 'Goldilocks'
                      Code: 99SE-A9
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                      Crassulaceae:

                      This is the true S. selskianum. Plants grow 4 inches tall and flower around 8 inches with golden, star shaped flowers. The stems are upright, growing from a thick, knobby rootstock that produces numerous stems each. The leaves are sessile (have to stems), and are alternately arranged around the stems. The leaves are linear-lanceolate shaped and around 3-6 cm x 0.5-1.0 cm in size, they have serrate edges at their apexs, and the margins are smooth at the base. Flowers yellow-gold and are produced in crowded leafy corymbose cymes. The foliage is evergreen, and new growth is produced from May to October. A nice rock garden subject. This species is best distinguished from those that are mislabeled under this name by it's hairy flowers. tends to be slow growing, so will not run ramped over the landscape.

                      Zones 4-8

                      Native from the Far Easter area of Russia (Ussuriskiy Region), Japan and China. Where the species is found growing on dry slopes, in rocky places, in meadows, and in broadleaved forests.

                      100+ seeds

                      Sedum selskianum 'Spirit'
                        Code: SDN4-A
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                        Plants grow 4 inches tall and have bright yellow colored, star shaped flowers.

                        50 seeds

                        Sedum sexangulare
                          Code: SA376
                          SKU: Lot A7 - 100 seeds
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                          Tasteless Stonecrop'   Crassulaceae:

                          Nice small lemon yellow flowers held above evergreen, crowded foliage. A low spreading species for good soils.  When in flowers plants are around 3 inches tall. Sedum sexangulare is a vigorous, dense, glabrous, mat-forming,  species with evergreen folaige.  The foliage turns a light bronze color in the fall. 

                          Zones 3-9

                          Native to northen and central Europe. 

                          100 seeds
                          Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'
                            Code: SA39-A1
                            SKU: Lot A7 - 100 seeds
                            Price: $1.60
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                            Dragon's Blood Sedum (SEE-dum: SPUR-ee-um)

                            This is the dark reddish-pink flowering form of this easy to grow ground cover. Does well in full sun in most soils and will grow well in light shade too. Will form a nice thick ground cover the first year. Plants grow 1-2 inches tall and have 4-6 inch tall flowering stems in mid to late summer.

                            Zones 3-9. But not that suited for wet-humid summers. Surface sow seeds and use 70F, germination in 7-20 days.

                            100+ seeds

                            Sedum spurium 'Summer Glory'
                              Code: SSS7-A2
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                              Strong growing plants with bright pink colored flowers. Great ground cover for a sunny location, drought tolerant. Plants form a carpet 1-2 inches tall and bloom with flowers on 4-6 inch tall stems. Spreads out to form a nice thick mat.

                              Zones 3-8

                              100+ seeds

                              Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'
                                Code: 1RS2-A7
                                SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                Price: $2.95
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                                FSQ winner with improved color. Foliage has very dark bronze-red tinted foliage. Plants have a carpeting ground cover-like habit. The plants produce bright rose-pink colored flowers that reach 6 inches in height and bloom in July and August, they complement the 3 inch tall mounded dark foliage. Durable and long-lived. Best in hot, well draining soils in full sun. Nice edging display or used on rock slopes. Shady conditions will produce less color and sparser growth, hot muggy weather for extended periods will cause loss of some foliage.

                                Zones 3-9. Surface sow the seeds and use 65-75F with germination in 7 to 21 days. Seedlings start off small so water carefully, once they start to grow they will grow into nice sized plants in a few weeks.

                                100 seeds

                                Sedum stenopetalum
                                  Code: SEDU-St
                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                  Price: $2.55
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                                  Yellow flowering sedum with upright, 5 inch tall stems. Foliage turns dark red in the winter.

                                  Zones 5-9

                                  Native to western North America.

                                  100+ seeds

                                  Sedum telephium var. purpureum
                                    Code: RS08-A2
                                    SKU: Lot A2 - 100 seeds
                                    Price: $2.00
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                                    {Hylotelephium purpureum} Crassulaceae:

                                    Upright growing plants with heads of reddish flowers.

                                    100 seeds

                                    Sedum ussuriense
                                      Code: 4SE1-A4
                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
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                                      Late summer into late fall blooming plants that grow 1.5 feet tall and bloom with reddish carmine-pink colored flowers. Some plants will have bronzy-reddish tinted foliage and most should have purple-bronze tinted stems.

                                      Zones 4-9

                                      Surface sow seeds, Germination starts in 2 weeks at 70F but maybe spread out over a month or more, sometimes a cold-moist period of 4 weeks helps.

                                      100 seeds

                                      Sedum middendorfianum var. middendorfianum
                                        Code: SEDM
                                        SKU: Lot A6, 100 seeds
                                        Price: $2.65
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                                        Crassulaceae:

                                        Zones 4-9

                                        100 seeds