Sierra stonecrop

Sedum obtusatum | Also known as: Sierran stonecrop | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

With its warm, inviting colours and low maintenance requirements sedum obtusatum or sierra stonecrop is a superb all-rounder that is guaranteed to enhance any garden design. This succulent has fleshy, rosette leaves that are green, with hints of red and in summer it blooms with bright yellow flowers. Sierra stonecrop likes relatively fertile soil that has good drainage and loves to bask in full sunlight, though it will grow in partially shaded areas as well. This splendid succulent lends itself to diverse uses, acting as stunning groundcover or a hot attraction in a rock or gravel garden. It also does well in containers and is perfect for perking up a patio or similar outdoor seating area.

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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]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
  • Rosette
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • City
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Ground cover
  • Edging
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years