Sedum cauticola ‘Lidakense’

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Outstanding Qualities

Sedum cauticola 'Lidakense' is an excellent groundcover plant, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. This variety forms a flat, dense mat of blue-gray leaves tinged with purple on its edges. Clusters of bright pink flowers appear in late summer and last into fall. 'Lidakense' is well suited for the rock garden or as edging in a dry border, it is also a good choice for using in containers. Sedum 'Bertram Anderson' makes a good companion plant as does Eryngium amethystinum 'Sapphire Blue.'

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

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

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold, variegated, chartreuse, orange

Great Color Partners: burgundy, rose, lavender

Culture Notes
This sedum is best grown in well-drained or sandy soil. The best flowering is in full sun, but it will tolerate light shade and still look good. Once established it is drought tolerant. Cut to the ground in fall.