Sedum kamtschaticum Variegatum description
Pink buds open into orange flowers in the summer.
The foliage is a large and has fresh variegated leaves.
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:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a border, hanging over a wall, in a container, alpine bed or rock garden, or by a patio. It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
Another variegated Sedum is Sedum spurium Variegatum.
Common name: Variegated Russian Stonecrop.
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 20 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Buy alpines, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.