Elsie's Gold Stonecrop
Zn 3 - 9
From New Zealand. A real attention grabber. Forms a tidy mound of gorgeous light, buttery yellow and green variegated foliage which fades to cream and green in the fall. Set with huge broccoli-like heads of shell pink blooms which transform to a magenta pink as they age. Likes a sunny, well-drained spot. Drought tolerant. Will tolerate part shade. HEIGHT: 45-60 cm SPREAD: 50-60 cm
Sedums are an easy answer to our continuing summer droughts and water shortages. These fleshy, succulent plants are excellent for hot, dry areas. In addition many varieties provide three --- even four -- season interest.
Sedum are easy to grow in a sunny, well-drained site. They are free of insects and diseases and perform best when not fertilized. Virtually all Sedum will attract butterflies and many are also attractive to hummingbirds.
ALSO SEE GROUNDCOVERS for more creeping varieties.
1 GALLON container size
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