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Kamtschaticum Sedum

Sedum kamtschaticum

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Kamtschaticum Sedum (Sedum kamtschaticum) at Gertens

Kamtschaticum Sedum in bloom

Kamtschaticum Sedum in bloom

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Kamtschaticum Sedum (Sedum kamtschaticum) at Gertens

Kamtschaticum Sedum flowers

Kamtschaticum Sedum flowers

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Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Russian Stonecrop

Brand:  Gertens


Yellow starry flowers on rich, green fleshy leaves. Mat forming, great ground cover. Well drained soil and full sun

Ornamental Features

Kamtschaticum Sedum is smothered in stunning yellow star-shaped flowers with orange eyes at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its succulent oval leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Kamtschaticum Sedum is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Kamtschaticum Sedum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Kamtschaticum Sedum will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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 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.

Kamtschaticum Sedum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features