Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 5 Professionals
Common Name: orange stonecrop
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Crassulaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution

Culture

Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Avoid overwatering. Drought tolerant. Plants may be sited 12” apart when grown as a ground cover. Tip cuttings from plants may be rooted directly in soil around the plants.

Noteworthy Characteristics

‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ is a low-growing stonecrop or sedum cultivar. Foliage typically grows to 3-4” tall but spreads by trailing stems (to 12” long) to form an attractive ground cover. Tiny, star-shaped, yellow flowers (to 1/2”) bloom in flat inflorescences (cymes) in June-July. Flowers appear on stems rising to 4-5” tall. Thick, triangular, succulent green leaves (to 1.5” long) are sharply toothed near the ends. Spatulate to obovate dark green leaves (3/4” to 1 1/2”) are deciduous at the stem bases but tend to be evergreen at the tips. Also commonly called Kamschatka sedum or Kamschatka stonecrop. Species plants are native to Kamchatka, Siberia.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Rock garden or small area ground cover. Best when planted in groups or massed as a ground cover.