Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Containers
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Ground cover
Soil Type: Dry
Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Accent
Pest resistant
Average water needs
Does not like wet feet
Toxicity: No
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 10 inches and under
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Green leaves turn red in summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Sedum pachyphyllum x Sedum stahlii

Common names
  • Jelly Bean
  • Pork and Beans
  • Jellybean Plant
  • Sedum

Photo Gallery

Date: 2021-02-12
Macro image of a variegated Sedum rubrotinctum prop

Date: 2021-05-12

Date: 2021-02-12
Variegated Sedum rubrotinctum

Date: 2021-02-13
Macro image of Variegated Sedum rubrotinctum prop
Location: At our garden - Central Valley area, CA
Date: 2012-04-10
Sedum rubrotinctum during early Spring
Photo by Corber
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-01-12
The best coloration both reddening and new growth light green com
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-05-18
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2017-11-28
Location: Colchester, Essex, UK.
Date: 2022-08-24
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Bay Area California
Date: February 2022
Bright red stress colors from the hot CA sun.
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-06-24
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-05-19
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-06-25
Location: UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
Date: 2007-08-06
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2016-10-22
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-07-06
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-05-01
Zone 9b.

Date: 2021-04-10
Baby beans

April 13, 2010 PNW zone 8

Date: 2008-10-28
Location: At our garden - Central Valley area, CA
Date: 2011-10-18
Jelly Bean succulents
Location: In backyard, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-4-15
Sedum, "Pork and Beans"
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2021-04-16

Date: 2022-04-02
Location: Fairfax, VA | December 2022
Date: 2022-12-28
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-12-29

photo credit: Raffi Kojian
Location: At home - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2015-02-09 - Winter
New leaves forming  from leaf cuttings of Sedum rubrotinctum
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2016-09-13
Location: Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia
Date: 2016-09-11
Location: 98108
Date: 2013-06-14
Photo by atenkley

Taken in Oct. 09
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2012-04-12
Cutting from plant grown in shade
Location: Ontario
Date: 2022-05-08
New growth from leaves placed in soil
Location: Thomson,Ga.
Date: 2013-07-08
hasn't seen much sunshine yet,still green hoping rains stop & sun
Location: Yucca Valley,Ca
Date: 2016-11-05
Photo by kararenee

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners used with permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 3, 2022 4:52 PM concerning plant:
    Fat leafed, sprawling succulent with really striking red color in strong light. The common name is apt. Bright yellow, wide open flowers appear in terminal clusters. Common and well behaved in cultivation. Provide strong light for best color and form.

    Formerly described as a species, this plant is known only from cultivation and is apparently a garden hybrid of Sedum stahlii and some other Sedum, maybe pachyphyllum.

    It appears in the database despite a general prohibition on garden hybrids in the form of Genus x species, presumably because at one point (over 4 decades ago) it was considered an actual species. More info here:
Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Great Photo by valleylynn Feb 22, 2012 12:39 PM 2
Love the stems by valleylynn Apr 16, 2012 2:15 PM 6
Untitled by Gphelan8 Feb 26, 2021 8:38 PM 0
Rubrotinctum by Aeonium2003 Apr 20, 2022 8:44 PM 7
Not aurora by Aeonium2003 Apr 28, 2022 10:06 PM 6
Plain rubrotinctum...? by Aeonium2003 May 4, 2022 6:24 PM 2

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