Sedum kamtsch. var. flor. ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’


A tough, reliable, dark green-leaved ground cover, with smaller foliage than the species and a somewhat tighter habit. In late summer, small star-shaped yellow flowers appear, gradually turning to orange as they mature. Showy red seed heads follow, creating a spectacular flowering display. Foliage turns reddish in late autumn before dropping, and small maroon-red rosettes are set for the winter. Unique enough to be planted in conjunction with the straight species to good effect. This variety is tolerant of light shade, but requires some sun during the day. This plant is similar to (and sometimes mistaken for) Sedum middendorfianum diffusum, a slightly taller, earlier bloomer.


  • Botanical Name: Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Succulent
  • Plant Usage: Ground Cover
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer
  • Winter Interest: Red Foliage
  • Height: 4"
  • Spread: 12'
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Origin: Northeastern China
  • Self Sowing: No
  • Shade Tolerant: Partial
  • Substitutes: Sedum middendorffianum var. diffusum, Sedum hybridum ‘Immergr√ľnchen’,

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