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Products > Sedum lineare 'Variegatum'
Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' - Cream & Green Carpet Sedum

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Sedum lineare var. albomarginatum]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' (Cream & Green Carpet Sedum) A tough low growing evergreen succulent to 6 inches tall and trailing to 2 feet wide or a little more with lanceolate, inch-long pale green leaves that have a thin creamy-white margin. The new growth on this plant is often upright and then lies down under the weight of the stems and in shade it tends to grow slightly more open and taller. Though not the main attraction, when this plant flowers in the early summer, the small bright yellow starburst flowers appear in short tight cymes just above the foliage. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to regularly. Hardy to 0 F. A great plant for use as a ground cover (tolerates steep slopes), for tight spots such as embedded in walls or rock gardens, in hanging baskets, tumbling over a wall or even as a house plant in a bright spot. This plant was first described by the Irish botanist Robert Lloyd Praeger in the 1921 Royal Horticultural Society's publication "An account of the genus Sedum as found in cultivation" and its early cultivation in the US is indicated by its listing in Pearl Chase's (editor) "Cacti and Succulents: An Annotated List of Plant Cultivated in Santa Barbara" that was published by the Garden Tours Committee in 1930. The non-variegated form of this plant was first described in 1784 by Swedish naturalist Carl Thunberg from plants in Japan, though the type locality for these plants remains unknown. Ray Stephenson in "Sedum: Cultivated Stonecrops" (Timber Press, 1994) lists the plant indigenous to Ryukyu Islands and possibly mainland China. In the Flora of China it is listed as being from low mountains, rocks on grassy slopes, plains in Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan and Yunnan. It has been included on list for green roofs because of its durability and tolerance of cold, drought and shallow soils. Common names include Carpet Sedum and Needle Stonecrop.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also 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 lineare 'Variegatum'.