Golden Sedum Ground Cover

This sedum has succulent, evergreen foliage with a nice spreading habit. As an extra surprise, tiny star-shaped flowers completely cover this plant, transforming it into a yellow mound in early summer. Well-drained soil is best for sedum and this cultivar is an excellent option for controlling erosion in dry soil. Improved Golden Sedum is valued for how quickly it grows and spreads as a ground cover. Every three or four years, you can divide it and replant the divisions to keep the plant healthy and increase the spread. Sedum kamtschaticum
  • Botanical Name:

    Sedum kamtschaticum

  • Sun Exposure:
    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit:
    4 – 6 inches
  • Spread:
    10 – 15 inches
  • Spacing:
    12 – 15 inches
  • Hardiness Zone:
    3-9
  • Flowering Date:
    Early summer
  • Planting Instructions:
    In clay soil, rhizomes should be slightly exposed. In sandy soil, they can be covered an inch or two. Full sun is best, at least 5 hours of sunlight each day. Water during dry periods.
  • Winter Care:
    None, except to mulch lightly the first year if planted in fall. Remove the mulch early in spring, before new growth starts.
  • Growth Rate:
    Moderate
  • Flower Color:
    Yellow
  • Flower Form:
    Small, star-shaped flowers (larger than many other low-spreading Sedums) bloom on short stems right above the foliage.
  • Foliage Type:
    Succulent, fleshy, rounded, toothed leaves in shades of green.
  • Pruning:
    Pruning is not necessary. This is a very low-maintenance plant.
  • Soil Requirement:
    Well-drained, average soil. Does not like to be wet.
  • Watering Requirement:
    Drought tolerant