Sedum kimnachii

Mexican sedum

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Sedum kimnachii is an excellent groundcover plant, particularly for hot, dry sites with poor soil. This variety forms a flat, dense carpet of glossy chartreuse leaves. Clusters of golden-yellow flowers appear in early summer. Sedum kimnachii is well suited for the rock garden or edging in a dry border, also a good choice for containers. Sedum kimnachii makes a good companion plant for Eryngium amethystinum 'Sapphire Blue.' Grow in a lean soil for beautiful orange and green winter color.

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 4 to 8

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold, blue

Great Color Partners: dark green, chartreuse

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.