Lemon Ball Sedum (Sedum mexicanum ‘Lemon Ball’)

Lemon Ball Sedum

An intense yellow that thrives in full sun, the Lemon Ball Sedum (Sedum mexicanum ‘Lemon Ball’) is a ground cover that does not disappoint. The super sunny yellow color performs so well in the heat! Interestingly, the fleshy leaves are arranged around the stems, and the plants make neat matt of that incredibly brilliant yellow color!

It’s that plant that when anyone sees it growing, they always say “What is that plant?”. It is that plant that stands out because of its intense yellow color of flowers and foliage! The fine textured pointed leaves have a Fir tree look, and form a soft cushion mounded shape!

The star-like flowers of Stonecrops are also yellow, but hard to see from a distance as the leaf color is much the same. Yellow on yellow just punching up the hot colors in your yard. Pollinators, bees and butterflies will seek out these tiny clusters for their nectary goodness! These are fantastic annual accents throughout cooler growing zones, but Lemon Ball is a hardy perennial throughout USDA planting zones of 7 to 11!

Planting and Application:

Rock your Rock Garden with this incredible ground cover that is a xeriscape plant. Once it is established, it needs little additional water. Rock Gardens offer interesting nooks and crannies to tuck this guy in and typically offer well-drained soils. They also work extremely well in raised beds.

Tuck Lemon Ball into your sunny patio pots and hanging baskets to carry that same color through your yard. Use it as a groundcover in those hot, exposed areas, carpeting areas en masse in easy-care brilliance! They make great edging plants too because they are prized for their low-water usage!

Lemon Ball is a no-brainer to grow and will accent your landscape amazingly well! Imagine this plant with some great companions like small ornamental grasses or Asters in complementary or contrasting colors. They are great in mass plantings around Roses and Perennial borders too! These plants really shine in hell strips along the road, sidewalk, and driveway!

Both as an annual accent or perennial focal point and filler, these succulent plants look fantastic in pots and planters in the sun! Spruce up your poolside plantings and outdoor garden rooms with these lemony cushions! Dress them up or down as they adapt to both formal and informal themes with ease!

  • Fine-Textured Lemon-Lime Foliage
  • Succulent Leaves & Rounded Mounding Form
  • Stary-Shaped Clusters of Yellow Blooms – Pollinator-Friendly!
  • Wonderful Hardy Succulent in Containers & Planters
  • Xeric Gardens, Fire-Wise Landscapes, Garden Edging & Groundcover

Tips for Care:

Grow perennial Sedum in the sun to keep it happy – for at least 6 hours per day! Make sure it is in well-drained soils or it will melt away. Well-drained soils with moderate moisture at first keep this plant in great shape. Division of larger chunks will keep it happy as needed as it spreads – roughly every 3-5 years. Sedum are highly resistant to most pests and diseases. Trim down the stems to create a tidy fresh start each spring, before you see new growth begin to emerge.

  • Full Sun For The Most Color
  • Moderate to Low Soil Moisture Once Established
  • Nearly Any Very Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune Back Early Spring
  • Pest & Disease Resistant & Low-Maintenance

Cushions of lemon-lime, the Lemon Ball Sedum is a must-have for hot, sunny areas around your landscape!

Lemon Ball Sedum (Sedum mexicanum ‘Lemon Ball’) Details

Common name Lemon Ball Sedum
Botanical name Sedum mexicanum 'Lemon Ball'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 7-11
Growth rate Fast
Height 0 - 6 inches
Width 24 - 36 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Average
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Lime Green
Leaf color Lime Green