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Sedum sieboldii

Sedum sieboldii
October daphne

Common name October daphne
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink (autumn)
Size 4"
Light full sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

My favorite small sedum (stonecrop). The foliage is attractive year-round, succulent pink-margined blue-green pads staying low to the ground. The flowers don't appear until well into autumn, for a great late-season point of interest. Unlike most small sedums, this is not a creeper, instead sending out above-ground stems from the same base every year. So it's not a fast spreader – we still have the same two smallish plants that have hung out in our rock garden for many years, although you can see in the photos here that they have grown some over time. I recently tried to propagate them by cuttings, which seems like it was probably successful (I'll hold off on claiming success until next spring).

Sedum sieboldii
Quite charming even when not in bloom
October daphne
and in bud (early October)
Sedum sieboldii
and when the fruits develop in November

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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