Plant of the Month for July 2019

Sedum kamtschaticum
Sedum kamtschaticum

Description:

This sedum has trailing stems that mostly die-back to the base during the winter.  Overall plant habit is mounding, reaching to 15 cm.   The scalloped leaves are somewhat egg-shaped and fleshy, bright green. Star-shaped yellow flowers are produced in flat-topped clusters.  It is native to Siberia, Northern China and the Kamtschatka Peninsula.

Cultivation:

This species is easily grown on any well-drained site in full sun or part shade. Prefers poorer soils to rich ones. Hardy to zone 2.

Blooming Season:

June to July

Propagation:

Division, cuttings or seeds

Division:

Large plants may be dug in spring or after flowering and broken into smaller pieces.

Cuttings:

Stems easily root at any time during the growing season.

Seeds:

Direct sow at about 20 C; germination in about 8 weeks.

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