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Golden Stonecrop

Sedum acre 'Aureum'  • 

Photo: Golden Stonecrop

General description

The creeping selections of Stonecrop are excellent groundcover plants, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. This variety forms a low carpet of tiny succulent green leaves, the tips of each stem turning buttery yellow in the spring. Tiny golden star flowers appear in early summer. A fast grower, this is best kept away from slower alpine plants that it might smother. Excellent as a lawn substitute. Also a good choice for tubs and mixed containers. Easy to propagate; simply break pieces off and stick them in the ground. Evergreen.

  • Flower Colour - Gold
  • Blooming Time - Early Summer thru Mid Summer
  • Foliage Color - Light Green,  Variegated, Yellow
  • Flower Head Size - Very Small
  • Height - 5-8 cm / 2-3 inches
  • Spread - 30-60 cm / 12-23 inches
  • Foot Traffic - Moderate 
  • Growth Rate - Fast 

Plant requirements

  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun
  • Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture - Average or Dry
  • Care Level - Easy
  • USDA Zone - 2-9

Maintenance

Easy to propagate; simply break pieces off and stick them in the ground.

Practical use

  • Accent: Good Texture/Form
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Containers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover

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Properties

Height
1 - 10 cm
Color
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy