Sedum ellacombianum


Very similar to Sedum kamtschaticum, this sedum is a vigorous grower that creates mounds of shiny, bright green leaves. Masses of bright lemon-yellow flowers in late summer give way to distinctive red-orange seed heads that persist through much of autumn. Most of the foliage disappears in winter, but small green rosettes remain and begin to grow with warmer weather. Will tolerate some shade. Pollinators are readily attracted to this plant when in bloom. An excellent addition to a green roof, this plant has a trailing habit that is also useful for cascading over walls and edges.


  • Botanical Name: Sedum ellacombianum
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Succulent
  • Plant Usage: Ground Cover
  • Hardiness Zone: 5
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Winter Interest: Dormant
  • Height: 6"
  • Spread: 10"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Origin: Japan and China
  • Self Sowing: No
  • Shade Tolerant: Partial
  • Substitutes: Sedum kamtschaticum, Phedimus takesimensis,

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