Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Category: Containers
Hardiness: Hardy - Can Handle Freezing Temps
Growth Habit: Ground cover
Soil Type: Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Containers
Average water needs
Others: Water needs depend on soil, amount of sun and temperatures.
Toxicity: No
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 2 to 4 inches
Plant Spread: Spreading, slow growing
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Other: Chartreuse/Yellow
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Ogon'
  • 'Ōgon'

Common names
  • Japanese Woodland Stonecrop
  • Sedum

Photo Gallery
Location: patio
Date: 2019-04-19
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2020-06-06
Closeup of the tiny yellow flowers.
Uploaded by Calif_Sue

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-09
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-05-03
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-19
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2017-11-23
Fall color
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2022-09-18
great plant for mini gardens
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2022-09-18
Uploaded by pardalinum

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 03-27-2017
Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' and Thymus serpyllum 001
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-26
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2013-07-06

Date: 2010-06-02
Credit Alexey Sergeev

Date: 2009-05-12
Credit Alexey Sergeev
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-06-06
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by Calif_Sue

Date: 2012-09-04
Credit Alexey Sergeev

Date: 2011-11-07
Credit Alexey Sergeev
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Annadale, VA, USA
Date: Nov 23, 2011
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-03-06
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-05-12

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-08-19

Photo taken July, 2009. Container combo

Date: 2013-07-06

Date: 2013-07-06

Date: 2013-07-06
Uploaded by Paul2032

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners used with permission
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-06
Location: Ohio
Date: 2012-08-03
Such a pretty lime green.
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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 26, 2014 8:09 PM concerning plant:
    Sedum (Sedum makinoi) 'Ogon' is an extremely attractive groundcover sedum with delicate, light green to pale gold foliage. In my zone 7a garden, it does best in part shade with medium to dry soil. It spreads slowly in the garden to about 12 inches. It is a less common sedum and can be difficult to find in nurseries, but it is worth the effort to find it.
  • Posted by sedumzz (Fairfax VA - Zone 7a) on Dec 6, 2021 7:31 AM concerning plant:
    Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' has leaves that emerge white/pale gold and fade to a lime green over time. Mature stems are green with pink/cream blush when extremely stressed.

    Unless very established, this plant does not overwinter well in containers. (In zone 7A, a cutting of this in a garden bed in the winter would barely survive)
Plant Events from our members
chickhill On May 20, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Does not overwinter well potted up for me-7a. Grows quickly in ground. Burns in full sun.
dnrevel On April 28, 2024 Obtained plant
From Frank's in Maryland.
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