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Roseroot Sedum

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This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Sedum is a succulent perennial herb with fleshy, flat or rounded leaves. The genus has over 300 species. It can be grown as a houseplant or interiorscape or landscape as a herbaceous perennial.  Most species need sun to part sun and well-drained soil. The succulent leaves make them drought tolerant. They can be damaged by deer.

The tall perennial species produce large clusters of flowers and can be used in borders or pollinator gardens. The low growing species are generally grown for their foliage and spread by rooting stems and work great on a slope, rock garden or ground cover.

Quick ID

  • Succulent plants, erect to decumbent
  • Flowers small, clustered in compound cymes

 

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Pollinator Garden- Partial Shade Xeriscape Dry Sun Garden Wild Side- A Shady Garden Water Garden Gazing Ball Garden Dry Stream Garden Backyard Planting Water Garden Dry Stream Garden Fence Planter Sun and Shade Demo Garden, Buncombe County Pollinator Garden- Partial Shade Sea of Daylilies Pollinator Garden- Full Sun Pollinator Garden- Partial Shade Backyard Planting
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Birthday Party', 'Matrona', 'Touchdown Teak'
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#poisonous#partial shade#drought tolerant#perennial#semi-evergreen#succulent#wildlife plant#nectar plant#colorful leaves#low maintenance#green roof#rabbit resistant#playground#cpp#children's garden#groundcover#roof garden#slug resistant#pollinator plant#fantz#bird friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Birthday Party', 'Matrona', 'Touchdown Teak'
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#poisonous#partial shade#drought tolerant#perennial#semi-evergreen#succulent#wildlife plant#nectar plant#colorful leaves#low maintenance#green roof#rabbit resistant#playground#cpp#children's garden#groundcover#roof garden#slug resistant#pollinator plant#fantz#bird friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Turkey, Northern Africa
    Wildlife Value:
    Bees enjoy the nectar. Birds enjoy the seeds.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
    Edibility:
    The stems and leaves can be eaten raw when very young and tender.  Later, until they flower, they may be eaten after briefly cooking.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 3 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Succulent
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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 Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3b, 3a, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    The flowers usually have 4-6 petals. There are typically twice as many stamens as petals. They are general in cymes and star-shaped. Varies per species.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are fleshy, flat to terete, opposite to whorled, or alternate; variable in shape, size, teeth.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Covered with a powdery bloom (glaucous)
    Stem Description:
    Stems are erect, decumbent, or tufted, usually more or less glaucous and fleshy.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Recreational Play Area
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids sedine, sedamine
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems