Stringy Stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum) in the Sedums Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Sedum sarmentosum Accepted
Sedum sarmentosum f. major Synonym
Sedum kouyangense Synonym
Sedum angustifolium Synonym
Sedum sheareri Synonym

Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Hardiness: Hardy - Can Handle Freezing Temps
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Ground cover
Mat Forming
Trailing
Soil Type: Dry
Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Border
Containers
Pest resistant
Average water needs
Does not like wet feet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 4 - 6 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Deciduous
Other: Depending on growing zone
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Seeds readily
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Root
Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Needs a haircut

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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2018-08-28Needs a haircut
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-06-07
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Location: Central IllinoisDate: 8/28/2018
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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2018-08-28
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Location: Full sun in zone 7Date: 2017-07-11
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2012-07-18these pieces hang over the sides of the pot.
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Date: 2012-07-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-02-19
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Location: N Ga. zone 7bDate: 2012-05-31
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Location: TennesseeDate: 2002-06-03Credit: Steven J. Baskauf (http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/)
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Location: TennesseeDate: 2002-06-03Credit: Steven J. Baskauf (http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/)
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Location: TennesseeDate: 2002-05-28Credit: Steven J. Baskauf (http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/)
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Location: Belmont, full sunDate: 2014-07-17It's being used here to hide the broken edges of this very old bi
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: Work areaDate: 2014-07-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-08-07
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 5-17-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 5-15-12
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Location: Thomson,Ga.Date: 2013-07-18sarmentosum works great as a ground cover
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Location: Thomson,Ga.Date: 2013-05-23It is very eye caughting while blooming with all of it's little b
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-08-07
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-08-07
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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Jul 21, 2012 1:43 PM

The main succulent leaves of Sedum sarmentosum, an Asian stonecrop, are thick & roundish, but it flowers mainly on "strings" or creeping branches of thinner almost needle-like pointed leaves. The flowering stems of leaves in many cases creep away from the main plant or dangle over the edge of a container, in other cases rest on top of the rounder main leaves.

When finished blooming cut all the blooming stems back to the larger, rounded leaves for a tidier looking plant.

Reseeds easily and is more drought hardy than some of the other sedum.

Not fussy about soil type or condition. It grows on average four to six inches tall but can hump up higher, with virtually limitless spread.

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