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Golden Moss Stonecrop

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Golden Moss Stonecrop is covered in stunning yellow star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its attractive tiny succulent needle-like leaves remain lime green in color throughout the year.

Characteristics

Species:
acre
Other Species Names:
Golden Mossy, Wall Pepper, Golden Carpet
Average Landscape Height:
2 inches (4 inches with the flowers)
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Sedum
Branching:
herbaceous
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Spacing:
15 inches
Flower Color:
yellow
Flower Form:
star
Flower Period:
from early to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
lime green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
average
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Golden Moss Stonecrop is covered in stunning yellow star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its attractive tiny succulent needle-like leaves remain lime green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Moss Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

Planting & Growing

Golden Moss Stonecrop will grow to be only 2 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

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