Rhodiola pachyclados

Afghani sedum

Outstanding Qualities

Rhodiola pachyclados is an excellent groundcover plant, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. This variety forms a flat, dense mound of glossy blue-green leaves. Clusters of large white flowers appear in summer and then again in fall. It is well suited for the rock garden or edging in a dry border, also a good choice for containers. Plus, it makes a good companion plant for Eryngium amethystinum 'Sapphire Blue.'

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: purple, pink, orange

Great Color Partners: blue, dark green

Culture Notes

This sedum relative is best in full sun in well-drained or sandy soils. It is drought tolerant once established. It does not like competition. Watch to make sure neighboring plants do not crowd it out.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established