Sedum kamtschaticum var. ellacombeanum

Japanese stonecrop

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Outstanding Qualities

Sedum kamtschaticum var. ellacombianum is an excellent groundcover plant, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. This variety forms a flat, dense mound of green leaves. Clusters of yellow flowers appear in late summer into fall. Sedum ellacombianum is well suited for the rock garden or edging in a dry border, also a good choice for containers. Sedum ellacombianum makes a good companion plant for Eryngium amethystinum 'Sapphire Blue.'

Quick Facts

Plant Type: spreading perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: purple, pink, orange

Great Color Partners: blue, dark green, gold

Culture Notes
This sedum is best grown in well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if drainage is adequate. 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.