Sedum mexicanum, Mexican Sedum

Sedum mexicanum

Mexican Sedum
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a low-growing plant only 2 feet tall and wide at maturity. Sedum mexicanum is a great choice for gardeners looking for unique groundcover and can be grown in USDA 7-10 climate zones. It tolerates full sun although it prefers semi-shade and regular watering. However, it is a low maintenance plant that requires moderate watering. The soft fleshy light green needles become saturated with yellow and orange flowers during the summer.

Sedum mexicanum is an extremely cold hardy plant that can survive temperatures down to low 20sF for a brief amount of time. In cold climates, it is best to grow it in a pot and bring it indoors before hard frosts. The plant needs a well-draining soil and protection from winter rains. In summer, it can benefit from regular weekly watering and a mulch of compost to help with moisture retention. For an even showier display of yellow and orange blooms, an all-purpose fertilizer may be applied.

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