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SEDUM selskianum 'Goldilocks'

Image of Sedum selskianum 'Goldilocks'

James H. Schutte

Family

Crassulaceae

Botanical Name

SEDUM selskianum 'Goldilocks'

Plant Common Name

Stonecrop

General Description

Distinguished from the closely related Sedum kamtschaticum by its more compact growth and its narrower foliage, Sedum selskianum is a hardy, handsome, and well-behaved perennial from the Amur River region of Northeast Asia. The seed-grown cultivar 'Goldilocks' is an especially compact selection. The flat, minutely hairy, lance-shaped leaves are alternately deployed on dense, upright, low, forming a lush mound. The leaves have a prominent midrib and serrated edges. Abundant flat clusters of small starry bright golden-yellow flowers appear at the stem tips in late spring and summer. First-year plants bloom later.

This perennial does best in porous soil and full sun to light shade. It thrives in sun drenched rock gardens, crumbling walls or rocky scree. It also does well in containers in well-drained potting mix. This little fellow is an ideal choice for gardens in the Rockies and other higher elevations throughout the arid western United States.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Plant Type

    Cactus or Succulent

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Russia/Siberia, China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Bronze, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No