Sedum palmeri (Watson): A blue-green rosette that looks more like an Echeveria than most Sedum, but can grow long, sprawling stems. It produces golden yellow flowers in the spring months. Full sun or cool temperatures will bring bright red highlights to the leaves. The name "palmeri" honors British botanist Edward Palmer, who served as a doctor for the union army during the American Civil War.
Soft Sedum need bright sunlight to maintain their colors and full leaf coverage. They will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light.
Like most succulents, soft Sedum need great drainage and deep, infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.
Soft Sedum can be propagated from stem cuttings. Look to our Succulent Cuttings Guide for more information.
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Zone 8 (10F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Growth Habit / Shape
Low Growing / Creeping
Easy to Propagate
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 8 - 10
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