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Variegated Stonecrop

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'

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Variegated Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum') at Minor's Garden Center

Variegated Stonecrop foliage

Variegated Stonecrop foliage

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Variegated Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum') at Minor's Garden Center

Variegated Stonecrop flowers

Variegated Stonecrop flowers

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Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Kamchatka Stonecrop, Russian Stonecrop

Ornamental Features

Variegated Stonecrop is clothed in stunning yellow star-shaped flowers with orange eyes at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its attractive succulent oval leaves remain green in color with showy white variegation and tinges of pink throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Variegated 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 is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Variegated Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Variegated Stonecrop will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. 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.

Variegated 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.

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32 Flat $39.99

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