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Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story

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Sedum rupestre

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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 rupestre

Native to Europe.Spreading, creeping plant growsto 16 in. high, 1 ft. wide. Narrow,light blue-gray leaves to1 in. long, closely set on stems;yellow summer flowers. Spreadsfreely; set plants 9–12 in. apartfor groundcover. ‘Angelina’ is agolden-leafed form; ‘BlueSpruce’ has needlelike foliagereminiscent of blue spruce.

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