This is a plant that can be grown in a container, or used in a rock garden and Sedum adolphii looks great in both.
It is a bit of a scrambling plant, the stems reach out over time and it will form a clump. A golden green clump with attractive waxy foliage and small white flowers in spring.
Best grown in a free draining sandy soil in a position where it gets good sun for most of the day.
A little slow release fertiliser once a year is adequate in most soils.
- Use a specialist free draining cactus and succulent potting mix.
- Make sure the container has adequate drainage holes.
- Plant in a container twice the diameter of the plant itself.
- Plant at same depth it was in the old container.
- Water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Do not water again until the soil begins to feel dry.
- Do not let the pot or container sit in a saucer of water.
- Keep the plant in bright light for best foliage colour. Keep away from frosts.
- Use a slow release fertiliser in spring.
- Botanical Name – Sedum adolphii
- Common Name – Adolph’s Sedum, Golden Sedum.
- Family – Crassulaceae
- Origin – Mexico
- Light – Full sun to part shade, afternoon shade in summer.
- Soil – Very well drained.
- Height – To around 20 – 25 cm
- Spread – Around 25 cm over time
- Foliage – Golden yellow with green.
- Flower – Small, pale cream to white in colour.
- Flowering time – Spring
- Frost tolerant – No
- Drought tolerant – Yes