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Sedum sieboldii (October Daphne Stonecrop)

October Daphne Stonecrop, Hylotelephium sieboldii

Sedum sieboldii, October Daphne Stonecrop, Hylotelephium sieboldii, sieboldii stonecrop
Sedum sieboldii, October Daphne Stonecrop, Hylotelephium sieboldii, sieboldii stonecrop
Sedum sieboldii, October Daphne Stonecrop, Hylotelephium sieboldii, sieboldii stonecrop
Sedum sieboldii, October Daphne Stonecrop, Hylotelephium sieboldii, sieboldii stonecrop

Rich in many qualities, Sedum sieboldii (October Daphne Stonecrop) is a low growing, deciduous perennial with many seasons of interest. Forming a rounded mound, the plant sends out horizontal branches from the central crown bearing whorls of rounded leaves, less than 1 in. wide (2.5 cm). Starting out glaucous blue-green in spring, almost silver, the leaves gradually exhibit pink edges which intensify during the hot summer months. In fall, the foliage changes again, becoming bright orange-red and contrasts nicely with the clusters of bright pink, star-shaped flowers borne at the ends of the stems. Attractive in full flower, the plant is visited by scores of butterflies. Prized for its foliage color, drought tolerance and gorgeous fall display, October Daphne Stonecrop is a very versatile sedum. It can be used as a small-scale groundcover, as an edging, in rock gardens, or tucked into cracks in a rock wall. It is also wonderful in containers where the foliage and flowers can be enjoyed throughout the season.

  • Grows up to 6-10 in. tall (15-25 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in poor to moderately fertile, alkaline to neutral, dry to moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates very light shade. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, containers, or edging.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids, scale insects, mealybugs and vine weevil. Rabbit resistant.
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!
  • Trim back after flowering to maintain shape.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer.
  • Native to Japan.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 12" - 18"
(30cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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