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    Golden Stonecrop

    Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'

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    Golden Stonecrop (Sedum makinoi 'Ogon') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Golden Stonecrop

    Golden Stonecrop

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Golden Stonecrop (Sedum makinoi 'Ogon') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Golden Stonecrop

    Golden Stonecrop

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  1 inch

    Flower Height:  2 inches

    Spacing:  10 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  6b

    Description:

    Tiny bright gold leaves with a pink flush greet the eye with this lovely groundcover; excellent for rock gardens and containers; best gold leaf color usually occurs with some afternoon shade; not as cold hardy as most sedums

    Ornamental Features

    Golden Stonecrop is bathed in stunning chartreuse star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. Its attractive tiny succulent round leaves remain gold in colour with distinctive shell pink edges throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Golden Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Golden Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Golden Stonecrop will grow to be only 1 inch tall at maturity extending to 2 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in 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.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
    Ornamental Features

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