Goldmoss Stonecrop

Sedum acre | Also known as: Mossy Stonecrop, Wallpepper | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

The tendency of Sedum acre to vigorously spread makes it ideal for bare areas, like walls, slopes, and even roofs, or as groundcover in less fertile areas. Bright green in colour, it creates a luxurious carpet of delicate-looking egg-shaped foliage that is both attractive and hardy. It spreads in much the same way that moss does, thus earning it the common name, Mossy Stonecrop, or Goldmoss due to its yellow star-shaped flowers that sweep over the plant in early summer. Goldmoss Stonecrop thrives in moist but well-drained soil, with too much wet causing the roots to rot.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0.05
Spread [m]
  • 0
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
  • Tapering
Environment
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Usage
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Ground cover
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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