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Sedum Oreganum

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Photo Credit: Stan Shebs

Relating to my trip out to California last week, I wanted to pick a plant native to the western coast. Sedum oreganum is a succulent mostly known by the name, Oregon stonecrop. It grows on the coasts of California all the way up to Alaska. Keeping color all year round, this herbaceous plant will sprout star-shaped yellow flowers in the summer attracting lots of insects including bees and butterflies. Only to turn a brilliant burgundy in the fall months. This succulent loves sunshine; the more sun it receives over the summer, the more striking the colors will be in the fall months. It grows best in hardiness zones two through nine and in full sunshine. Very drought tolerant and only growing a few inches tall, it makes for an efficient spreading ground cover.

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