Old Man Bones (Sedum divergens) in the Sedums Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Old Man Bones
Give a thumbs up Stonecrop
Give a thumbs up Cascade Stonecrop
Give a thumbs up Pacific Stonecrop
Give a thumbs up Sedum

Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Origin: Cascade and Siskiyou mountain areas in the state of Oregon
Category: Containers
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Mat Forming
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
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 2-4 inches
Plant Spread: 12-24 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Photo taken September 28, 2010

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image

Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Nov 8, 2011 2:15 PM

This is a sedum of rocky mid-elevation to subalpine areas along the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain areas.

The golden, more singular star shaped flowers are held above tiny clusters of succulent oval leaves that are green when young, turning bright red when older; looking a bit like strings of jelly beans.

This evergreen stonecrop spreads readily, rooting where stem tips touch the ground.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Dec 14, 2018 12:35 PM 3,305
Help with a list of succulents! by pachyfeel Jun 2, 2017 12:06 PM 41
Sedum and related succulents Chat 2017 by valleylynn Dec 2, 2017 12:43 PM 114
New to Forum and Looking to Trade by tiba73 Nov 19, 2015 11:31 AM 5
Seeking feedback on wildflowers article by dave Oct 17, 2014 9:21 PM 14
Sedum Chat and Photos 2014 by springcolor Dec 13, 2014 9:23 PM 668
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Sedum Chat and Photos for 2013 by valleylynn Jan 22, 2014 8:42 PM 594
Sedum Chat and photos for 2012 by valleylynn Oct 8, 2012 12:17 PM 121
Sedum Chat Room by valleylynn Mar 31, 2012 9:50 PM 2,106

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Sedums Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Sedums (Sedum)

« Visit the Sedum forum

« The Sedums Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Orlaya White Lace"