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Sedum cauticola ‘Lidakense’, photo courtesy of David Robertson/Alamy
Sedum cauticola ‘Lidakense’, photo courtesy of David Robertson/Alamy

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Sedum cauticola

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Crassulaceae
Cacti and succulents, Perennials

SEDUM

Native to many parts of the world. Some are quite hardy to cold, others fairly tender; some are tiny and trailing, others much larger and upright. Fleshy leaves are evergreen (unless otherwise noted) but highly variable in size, shape, and color. Typically small, star-shaped flowers, sometimes brightly colored, are usually borne in fairly large clusters.

Sedum cauticola

Native to Japan. Slowlyforms a mound 4–6 in. high, 1–1 1/2 ft. wide. Blue-gray, slightlytoothed leaves. Clusters ofsmall rose-red flowers top stemsin late summer or early fall.‘Coca Cola’ has silvery foliage,pink flowers. Dies to ground inwinter.

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