Sedum nussbaumerianum Bitter
Coppertone Stonecrop, Nussbaumer's Sedum
Color: Pure white
Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
Sedum nussbaumerianum is a low-growing perennial subshrub with reddish-brown stems that hold elongating rosettes of yellow-green to coppery-red leaves. It grows up to 8 inches 20 cm) tall. Rosettes are up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are rounded, pointed at tips, and up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long. The fragrant flowers are small, pure white, and star-shaped.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedum, consider that Sedum plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in but do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the Sedum on the ground where you want it to grow is normally enough to get the Sedum plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil. You can break off one of the stems for taller Sedum varieties and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
This species is native to Mexico.
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