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    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop

    Sedum alboroseum 'Mediovariegatum'

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    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop (Sedum alboroseum 'Mediovariegatum') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop foliage

    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop foliage

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    Height:  20 inches

    Spacing:  15 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2b

    Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop

    Description:

    A very showy fall-blooming perennial with thick green and yellow variegated leaves; a dense, upright habit and striking white flowers that carry a flush of light pink; highly effective in mass plantings, in the rock garden, or as a groundcover

    Ornamental Features

    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop has masses of beautiful clusters of white star-shaped flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the stems from late summer to late fall, which emerge from distinctive green flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large succulent round leaves remain light green in colour with showy buttery yellow variegation throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Mediovariegatum Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features

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