Selling Points: Deer resistant, drought tolerant, Great for containers
Growing Zone: 5 – 8
Mature Height: 3 to 6 inches
Mature Width: 1 to 2 feet
Sunlight: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Water only until established
Does Not Ship To: CA, WA, OR, AZ
Sedum Angelina Information:
Sedum Angelina is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Also tolerates drought and heat. Thrives in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Plants will naturalize over time. Site starter plants 8-12” apart for massing as a ground cover.
Sedum Angelina (synonymous with S. reflexum) is a low-growing, mat-forming, evergreen stonecrop that grows to only 4” tall but quickly spreads to 24” wide on stems clad with spiky gray-green leaves. ‘Angelina’ is a yellow leaved cultivar featuring spiky yellow leaves (to 3/4” long) that often sport ginger brown tips. The leaves of this cultivar are the main ornamental interest. In cold winter climates, the leaves usually turn reddish-orange in autumn. Star-shaped yellow flowers (1/2” wide) appear in terminal cymes in summer (June – August), but are not overly showy because of the lack of contrast with the yellow leaves. Sedums are commonly called stonecrops in reference to the fact that many of the sedum species plants are typically found in the wild growing on rocky or stony ledges. Rupestre means “rock loving” in reference to the mountainous native habit of plants of this species.
Excellent ground cover. Border fronts or rock gardens. Best massed or in groups. Site in areas where both the foliage and flowers may be appreciated. Will drape over stone walls. Effective in containers and hanging baskets.
This vigorous, mat-forming, evergreen species has electric golden-yellow foliage that holds its color through the heat of summer. The foliage tips sometimes develop an orangey hue. In June and July, ‘Angelina’ has terminal clusters of star-shaped, vibrant yellow flowers. The drooping buds face upward when they open and the plant can grow to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide. It is superlative as a groundcover, spilling over rock walls, and in containers. It also makes an excellent accent for plants with dark foliage.