Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'


Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' (Golden Sedum)

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' (Golden Sedum) is a low-growing, mat-forming succulent with a brilliant golden-yellow foliage. It grows up to 5…

Golden Sedum (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’) – Succulent plants

Golden Sedum (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’) is a mat-forming, rapidly growing plant, up to 5 inches tall with a prostrate, creeping habit. Its needle-like, succulent foliage is lime green in spring that ages to a brilliant golden-yellow color that is topped off with clusters of vibrant yellow, star-shaped flowers in summer on up to 8 inches long stems. In fall the foliage takes on an orange hue.

Scientific Classification:

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Sedum

Scientific Name: Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
Synonyms: Sedum ‘Angelina’
Common Names: Angelina Stonecrop, Golden Sedum

How to grow and maintain Golden Sedum (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’):

It requires full sun to light shade. Two to four hours of afternoon sunlight is best for the plant. South-facing windows are ideal or west, north-facing will not encourage growth.

It grows best in Well-draining, poor soils, sand, rock gardens, and rich garden soil, under a variety of light levels. Use 2 parts potting soil, 2 parts coarse sand, 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or crushed charcoal.

It Prefers ideal temperature between 65°F – 75°F / 18°C – 25°C during summer. Temperature no lower than 50 °F – 55°F / 10°F – 12.7°C is best. It does best in hotter conditions. Try not to keep the plant outside in freezing temperatures.

Sedum plant needs more water in the spring and summer, but you can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering. During the winter season, reduce watering.

Fertilize once a month with a diluted liquid fertilizer or use a slow-releasing nitrogen-based fertilizer, during the spring and summer season.

It can be easily propagated by stem and leaf cuttings. you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily. Or Cut off leaves from the stem, let them dry, and then place the cutting into the soil. Keep the potting soil moist until the cutting begins to grow.

Re-pot your plant every year or every two years. As the plant grows, you should move it to a wider pot so the new stems and roots have enough room to develop. Repotting is best done during spring.

Pests and Diseases:
Sedum plant has is no serious pests or diseases issues. Watch for aphids and flies. You can dispose of them by spraying insecticidal soap or neem oil over the foliage.

Sedum rupestre, Angelina

Hands down the easiest plant to grow.

Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day shade means little or no direct sun.

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

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Sedum: Bare Root or Potted Plant Perennial

How to Plant Sedum

Planting Potted Sedum Plants:

  • Choose a location in full sun with dry, poor soil. Excellent drainage is essential for sedum.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

Planting Bare Root Sedum Plants:

  • Choose a location in full sun with dry, poor soil. Excellent drainage is essential for sedum.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the bare sedum root.
  • Set the plant in such a way that the crown is at or just slightly below the ground level. Allow roots to fan out from the crown at around a 45 degree angle. Roots should spread out separately, like stretched fingers, from the crown, and not bunch up. It may be helpful to build a cone-shaped mound of soil in the bottom of the hole and spread the roots around it. It is important to set the roots such that the crown is roughly level with the ground.
  • Cover the roots with soil and tamp down firmly to get rid of air pockets. Fill the soil to just below the crown, where the top growth and leaves will emerge. Make sure all the roots under the crown are in good contact with the soil.
  • Water well to fully saturate the roots and soil.
  • Wait until new growth starts to appear before applying a layer of mulch.

How to Grow Sedum Plants

  • Keep weeds under control during the sedum growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
  • Mulches can also be utilized to help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down over time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Once established sedum is very drought tolerant.

Sedum Growing Tips

  • Many sedums plants are evergreen, or their foliage turns red in winter.
  • Spreading plants are a great addition to dry gardens, rock gardens, and even gravel.
  • Flowers of taller varieties may be cut for fresh and dry arrangements.

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Sedum 'Angelina'

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Yellow Sedum

Photo by: Shutterstock/Flower Studio

Cover some ground with the bright yellow leaves of Sedum ‘Angelina’ (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’). This low-growing sedum is perennial in Zones 5 to 9, where it grows to a whopping 3 to 6 inches tall. It’s a toe-tickling succulent with a host of names: Jenny’s stonecrop, crooked yellow sedum, stone orpine and prickmadam. Most commonly, though, this colorful groundcover is known as Sedum ‘Angelina’.

Botanically, the name Sedum rupestre gives a clue about the habitat this low-growing perennial prefers. “Rupestre” means rock-loving, which is definitely true for Sedum ‘Angelina’. In its native habitat, Sedum ‘Angelina’ typically grows on rocky or stony ledges, where stems can easily tumble over edges and dangle in mid-air.

In the garden, Sedum ‘Angelina’ is a natural fit for rock gardens or slopes, where soil is lean and drains well. In these environments, Sedum ‘Angelina’ stems crawl along the ground, rooting as they go. Use caution planting Sedum ‘Angelina’ in rock gardens filled with alpine plants, because if conditions are ideal, Sedum ‘Angelina’ can easily overtake slow-growing alpines.

The leaves on Sedum ‘Angelina’ are needle-like—almost spiky—and glow a brilliant gold. In autumn, as temperatures start to tumble, leaf tips don a ginger-orange tint that lingers through winter. In mild regions, Sedum ‘Angelina’ foliage stages a spectacular display year-round with its colorful foliage. Stems fill in thickly to form a mat, creating a blanket of color up to 24 inches across.

Plants flower in summer, opening star-shaped yellow blooms. The flowers aren’t highly prominent simply because they blend in with gold leaves. Like other sedums, the blooms on Sedum ‘Angelina’ beckon pollinators, so take care when using this groundcover along pathways where barefeet may wander.

In the garden, consider using Sedum ‘Angelina’ in areas where you don’t typically water, like in streetside plantings or on slopes. You’ll likely need to water young plants when you tuck them into the landscape, until they’re established and actively growing. Once they’re established, though, too much water will quickly kill Sedum ‘Angelina’. This is a drought-tolerant plant that’s perfect for xeriscape or low water-use landscapes. It’s a good choice for planting beneath wide house eaves where rain doesn’t typically fall.

Count on Sedum ‘Angelina’ to give deer and rabbits the brush-off. Like other sedums, this one has leaves that offer a peppery, spicy flavor that critters don’t enjoy. The leaves are edible and can be used in salads or on sandwiches. They make a pretty topping for canapes and create an eye-catching garnish for dips or stuffed baby bell peppers.

‘Angelina’ sedum also works well in containers. It makes a beautiful display in a hanging basket and can easily play the spiller role in container gardens. In containers, use either a standard soilless mix designed for pots or a succulent-type planting mix.

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