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Phedimus middendorffianus

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Sedum middendorffianum
Phonetic Spelling
FED-ih-mus mid-den-dorf-ee-AY-nus
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Succulent perennial herb with fleshy, flat or rounded leaves; flowers 4-5-parted, yellow, white, or red.

This plant may be found in forests or other natural areas as a native plant.  It is also used as a houseplant, interiorscape or in the landscape as a herbaceous perennial.

It causes low toxicity if eaten.  However, the stems and leaves, when very young and tender, may be eaten raw.  Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cooked.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. diffus
var. diffus
Tags:
#evergreen#fall color#poisonous#playground#herb garden#cpp#children's garden#groundcover#pollinator plant#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • var. diffus
var. diffus
Tags:
#evergreen#fall color#poisonous#playground#herb garden#cpp#children's garden#groundcover#pollinator plant#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phedimus
    Species:
    middendorffianus
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Siberia to Korea, Japan
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Poisonous
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Small, fleshy, toothed, flat or rounded leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
  • 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:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems