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SEDUM tetractinum 'Coral Reef'

Image of Sedum tetractinum 'Coral Reef'

James H. Schutte

Family

Crassulaceae

Botanical Name

SEDUM tetractinum 'Coral Reef'

Plant Common Name

Stonecrop

General Description

A succulent mat-forming herbaceous perennial that turns fiery colors in autumn, this cultivar of the Chinese native Sedum tetractinum is an outstanding groundcover for spring to fall interest. Its trailing stems are densely furnished with paired round bright green leaves that form rosettes at the branch tips. The leaves turn showy bronze and burgundy tones in fall. Starry yellow flowers dot the foliage in late summer, followed by russet seed capsules. Plants root at their tips to eventually form large carpets. They are easily propagated by severing the connecting stems between rooting points.

An excellent beginner's sedum, this somewhat tender perennial prefers full sun or light shade and well-drained sandy loam. It looks great as a rock garden, patio, edging, groundcover, or container plant. Sedum flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Bronze, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Orange, Blue Green, Burgundy, Bronze

  • 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Foundation, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No