Sedum obtusatumItem #7924 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
This rugged little ground hugging perennial is ideal for minimal care gardens. Forms dense rosettes of succulent blue-green leaves, often reddish tinged. Clusters of pale yellow flowers age to pink, attracting butterflies. A nice addition to a rock garden to spill over a garden wall or container edge.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, requires only occasional water.Average Landscape Size:Rosettes 1 to 3 in. tall and wide, clumping to 12 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum ob-tew-SAY-tumDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Rosettes 1 to 3 in. tall and wide, clumping to 12 in. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy Flowers
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, requires only occasional water.
- History & LoreHistory: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.