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Bailey's Gold Stonecrop

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

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Bailey's Gold Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum 'Weihenstephaner Gold') at Minor's Garden Center

Bailey's Gold Stonecrop foliage

Bailey's Gold Stonecrop foliage

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Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Kamchatka Stonecrop, Russian Stonecrop

Description:

This variety produces a low carpet of showy scalloped leaves of silvery gray-green that take on reddish tones in fall; pale yellow star flowers appear in mid-summer and take on pink tones with age; excellent for hot dry sites.

Ornamental Features

Bailey's Gold Stonecrop is smothered in stunning buttery yellow star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems in mid summer. Its attractive succulent oval leaves remain grayish green in color with hints of red throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Bailey's Gold Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Bailey's Gold Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Bailey's Gold Stonecrop will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Bailey's Gold Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Sizes Available:

2.5" single $1.69, 32 Flat $49.99

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features