Golden Japanese Stonecrop

Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'

A small mass of brilliant, solid yellow-gold, succulent foliage flushed with pink provides a striking color accent in rock gardens, along rock walls, or in mixed succulent containers. Makes an excellent pathway filler or ground cover. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
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Your climate might be too cold for this plant: 6


Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationSEE-dum MACK-kin-oy
Average Size at MaturityForms low-growing mat, only 2 in. tall, 8 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeInsignificant flowers in summer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCranesbill (Geranium); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Aster (Aster); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Ice Plant (Delosperma)

Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils. Benefits from light shade and more frequent water in hot summer climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Control weeds until plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Your climate may be too cold for this plant