Old Man Bones (Sedum divergens) in the Sedums Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Origin: Cascade and Siskiyou mountain areas in the state of Oregon
Category: Containers
Succulents
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Mat Forming
Soil Type: Dry
Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Accent
Border
Containers
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
Dry
Plant Height: 2-4 inches
Plant Spread: 12-24 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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

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Comments:
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.

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