Sedum (Sedum acre) in the Sedums Database

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Gold Moss Sedum

Botanical names:
Sedum acre Accepted
Sedum acre var. aureum Synonym

Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Category: Containers
Hardiness: Hardy - Can Handle Freezing Temps
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Ground cover
Mat Forming
Soil Type: Dry
Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Border
Pest resistant
Average water needs
Does not like wet feet
Toxicity: No
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 6 inches and under
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Sedum acre and the Mother Pot: the Making of Glowing GroundcoversSedum acre and the Mother Pot: the Making of Glowing Groundcovers
October 6, 2014

Glowing yellow, stunningly good on the eye, and beloved of bees, this sedum is one I had tried to use before as a groundcover. It was a big fail. The cuttings usually did not take. One day I accidentally discovered the secret of the mother pot.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 3, 2012 7:12 PM

Valuable source of nectar for honey bees.

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