Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Containers
Hardiness: Hardy - Can Handle Freezing Temps
Growth Habit: Upright
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
Source: Wild Ginger Farm and Pathway Perennials

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4-8 inches
Plant Spread: 15 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Depending on weather conditions. Needs to be kept on the dry side during freezing weather.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Lesser Mexican Stonecrop
  • Sedum
  • Stonecrop

Photo Gallery
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-25
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2012-03-27
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-12-19
S. confusum growing on the Table Garden.

Date: 2014-03-08
In Bloom
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-21
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 25, 2012
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-25
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-05-31
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-05-31

Date: 2013-05-26

A close view of leaves
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 11, 2012

New purchase, will follow up with photos of growth habit
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: May 9, 2010

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Dec 16, 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Date: 09/06/2014
  • Uploaded by ofm
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 6, 2012
Made it through a very wet winter, with repeated freezing and tha

Photo taken July 11, 2010. Receives full sun 8am-1pm temps in the
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  • Posted by Aeonium2003 on Apr 28, 2022 12:41 PM concerning plant:
    Yellow flowers appear in the spring to summer. Leaves are green, but will turn orange in full sun.

    This Sedum is often confused with Sedum kimnachii. According to Sedumzz, "Kimnachi tends to stay smaller than confusum and leaves tend to stay more compacted than confusum."
  • Posted by Cruddy (Tracy CA - Zone 9a) on Aug 5, 2015 11:03 AM concerning plant:
    This plant is pretty amazing. It grows. I have a couple of colonies of this plant all from one little 2-leaved stem I had about 2 years ago. It is heat tolerant and is able to survive drought, full sun, and consistent 100-plus degree temperatures. Where I live, it flowers pretty much whenever it wants to, but mainly in the early and late spring. It attracts hover flies, butterflies, and jumping spiders. This is the sedum that they must be talking about when they say you can just throw it on some dirt and it will grow because that's what this one is capable of doing.

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