Sedum Weihenstephaner Gold description
The foliage gets a bronze red in colder weather.
During warm times it is bright green and orange yellow flowers appear in the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, hanging over a wall, in a container, alpine bed or rock garden, or by a patio and is fairly trouble free in most soils, including heavy or clay ones provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
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Common name: Orange Stonecrop.
Also known as: Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum Weihenstephaner Gold
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap at the front of a plant border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates chalky soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.