Cliff Stonecrop 'Lidakense'

Sedum cauticola 'Lidakense' | Also known as: Cliff-dwelling stonecrop 'Lidakense' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

For many gardeners, the most beautiful member of the Sedum genus is Sedum cauticola. It quickly spreads to create a thick carpet of grey-green foliage, comprising rosettes of tiny, fleshy round leaves. In summer, it becomes awash with tiny star-shaped blossoms in stunning shades of purple and pink. Its common name is Cliff Stonecrop because it’s found naturally on cliff faces, so it’s ideal for beautifying garden walls, embankments and other features. It loves well-drained soil and lots of sun, but must shelter from strong sunshine. Superb as groundcover, or for use as edging in informal gardens, pruning after flowering is useful for maintaining growth.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0 - 0.1
Spread [m]
  • 0.4
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in summer
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in Autumn
  • Pink or purple
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
  • Trailing
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Ground cover
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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PLANTS Sedum cauticola

For many gardeners, the most beautiful member of the Sedum genus is Sedum cauticola. It quickly spreads to create a thick carpet of grey-green foliage, comprising rosettes of tiny, fleshy round leaves. In summer, it becomes awash with tiny star-shaped blossoms in stunning shades of purple and pink. Its common name is Cliff Stonecrop because it’s found naturally on cliff faces, so it’s ideal for beautifying garden walls, embankments and other features. It loves well-drained soil and lots of sun, but must shelter from strong sunshine. Superb as groundcover, or for use as edging in informal gardens, pruning after flowering is useful for maintaining growth.