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Hylotelephium sieboldii

Previously known as:

  • Sedum sieboldii
Phonetic Spelling
hy-loh-teh-LEF-ee-um see-BOLD-ee-eye
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

A short, perennial succulent native to Japan.  Formerly included in the genus Sedum

Grows best in light to moderate shade and well-drained to dry soil.  It has good drought tolerance, making it suitable for xeriscaping.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Nana'
Tags:
#cultivars#evergreen#fall color#songbirds#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#perennial#succulent#apvg#playground#xeriscape#well-drained soil#dry soil tolerant#children's garden#groundcover#pollinator plant#edible
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Nana'
Tags:
#cultivars#evergreen#fall color#songbirds#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#perennial#succulent#apvg#playground#xeriscape#well-drained soil#dry soil tolerant#children's garden#groundcover#pollinator plant#edible
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hylotelephium
    Species:
    sieboldii
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
    Edibility:
    If causes low toxicity if eaten. However, when very young and tender, the stems and leaves can be eaten raw. Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cooked.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 10 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 2 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Description:
    Pink flowers; cultivars come in a variety of colors.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Pink
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Forms a perfect, circular mound of arching stems covered with fleshy, round, blue-green foliage in whorls of three. Edged with a deep pink to reddish line. Turns pink in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Reddish tinge
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids sedine, sedamine, and others.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems