• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, requires only occasional water.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rosettes 1 to 3 in. tall and wide, clumping to 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum ob-tew-SAY-tum
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Rosettes 1 to 3 in. tall and wide, clumping to 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide porous, well drained soil. Best in light shade or morning sun with some afternoon shade. Water occasionally during the summer months. Fertilization is not necessary.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, requires only occasional water.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This North American native grows in rock crevices on rocky slopes at mid to highest mountain elevations of the Sierra Nevada and adjacent high mountain ranges of California, its distribution extending north into Oregon and east into Nevada, including the Siskiyous and Klamath ranges. Given its origin, it is naturally suited to lean, gravelly soils, infrequent moisture and harsh conditions.
    Lore:
    In many succulents, including members of Sedum, water loss is reduced because their pores are open only at night; the carbon dioxide that enters is stored for use in daylight, when the pores are closed.