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Products > Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' - Golden Sedum

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [S. reflexum]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' (Golden Sedum) - An evergreen rapidly growing plant to 2 to 5 inches tall with a prostrate, creeping habit. Its needle-like, succulent foliage is lime green in spring that ages to a brilliant golden-yellow color that is topped off with yellow star shaped flowers in June and July on 6 to 8 inch stems. In fall the foliage takes on an orange hue. Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally - can handle periods of drought but looks best with periodic watering . This plant is very hardy and can be used in all garden zones in California (Hardy to USDA Zone 3). It is an easy, tough plant that is great in hanging baskets, rock gardens, raised planters, in containers or as a groundcover so long as drainage is adequate. Though this plant has proven itself elsewhere, it seems to only lasts a couple years in the ground here in the mediterranean climate of California. We recommend this plant for use in containers or for a tough short lived accent planting. Sedum rupestre is a species that ranges through central and western Europe from sand dunes near sea level up to 7,000 feet in the Pyrenees Mountains and was introduced in the Middle Ages to Ireland as a salad crop. This plant was discovered by Mr. Christian Kress of Sarastro Nursery in Austria. Mr. Kress saw the plant in a private garden while vacationing in Croatia and he named it Angelina, after the wife of owner of the garden. This plant long had a US Plant Patent pending but the application was filed in 2002, just as the patent office was changing rules regarding prior sales and plant patents. This plants patent fell victim to these rule changes and the patent was formally abandoned in September 2008. We have been selling this plant since 2003.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'.