Sunday, November 18, 2007

Green Thumb Sunday - Sedum pachyclados


Stonecrop (Sedum pachyclados)

Temperature does interesting things to sedums, as I found out last winter. This sedum is normally a pure glaucus shade when it's warmer, but now in the chill of fall, it's turned yellow around the edges. From a distance it grabs your attention and may appear to be that of a plant that's been overwatered, but up close it's simply handsome.

It grows well in full sun, likes well-drained soil, and has a white bloom in both spring and fall. It doesn't mind wet winters and will survive zones 4-9. Growing no taller than four inches high, it works well in rock gardens as well as containers. Native of Afghanistan.


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10 comments:

Wicked Gardener said...

Very pretty!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Very nice photo of the sedum. I didn't know it was a native of Afghanistan. Amazing how plants make their way around the world.

Muum said...

Nice photo, it makes you appreciate the little closeups in life.

Connie said...

Such nice, soft colors... on a very cute plant!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

LOL... yet another plant that we have in common, Kylee! :) I haven't noticed mine turning colors yet, but I'll have to take a closer look tomorrow morning when I go out to my car.

kate said...

That is really a lovely shot of the Sedum - at first, I thought it was a flower. I have never seen that!

Sylvana said...

I love sedum. We don't get a wide variety around here though. I might have to start begging for clippings on blogs! ;)

MrBrownThumb said...

Pretty cool.

I've never seen this sedum before and when I first looked at the pic I was wondering if it was being overwatered but you answered that in the post.

;0)

Ed said...

This exact thing is happening to my Sedums, i wasn't too worried at first knowing that my Sedum Autumn Joy, Carl, Ruby Glow and Matrona also do the same sort of thing at this time of year. I went down to my local garden centre and they said it was definitely do to with over watering. Typical i thort i haven't watered them since summer so i naturally blamed the english weather. I've been told that i need to put them in a greenhouse, well i haven't got one so i've put it under some glass on a frame, looks as if it getting worse.

Kylee said...

Hi Ed,

It might be the case for your sedum, but it's definitely not the case here. We've had quite a drought and this sedum is surrounded with many other sedums that show no signs of overwatering. In this bed, I'm not sure it's possible to overwater anyway. It faces west and south and any watering I do is pretty well baked out in short order. That's why I have these sedums here - because everything else I've tried to grow that's perennial has gotten dried and fried during the summer.
Good luck with your sedums - maybe just ignore them for awhile?

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