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Lemon Coral® Sedum mexicanum

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
10" 14"
Height
3 - 10"
Spread
10 - 14"
  • Details

    Features

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    The spikey chartreuse foliage looks like it would be tough and prickly, but is actually quite soft and "petable." It is wonderful in landscapes and is an outstanding container plant, where it will fall over the edge of containers. It loves heat and can tolerate dry soils, although average moisture will keep it looking fresh. Lemon Coral is grown for its lovely foliage, although if you are lucky it may bloom as well.

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    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    3 - 10 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Chartreuse
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in beds, borders and containers

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This easy-care annual can take the heat and drought like a champ.  It is grown for foliage and is a garden workhorse.

    A tough as nails filler for hanging baskets, troughs, combination containers and landscapes, this beautifully textured succulent is very vigorous and drought tolerant. Its lime green to chartreuse foliage pairs well with other vigorous sun loving varieties.

    This one is very pretty, and stacks and layers like a Farrah "faucet hairdew"! The neighbor had a difficult growing situation, a shallow pot, attached to the top of her fence. Nothing would grow there so they installed cheap fake flowers, aaaccckkk!! I offered them this plant and it was amazing! It trailed down 18-inches and looked like a round ball, and had beautiful color.

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I planted several 3" wide plants two years ago, and they took off once the weather warmed. They have a tidy, mounded shape and vibrant yellow blooms in Spring. I have received many compliments from neighbors on the beautiful, chartreuse color even in the shade. It has popped up in places I didn't plant it, but it is easy to remove. This is my new favorite ground cover and edging plant. It trails nicely from containers and hanging baskets.

      Ashley C
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 3 weeks ago
    • I have purchased several of these sedum since last fall and love them. However, they are now looking dead (where there were blooms). Underneath is still bright green. I don’t know if I should prune the tops or leave them alone. All the information says they don’t need trimming, but they’re not looking good as they are. Does anybody know what I should do? I’m in zone 8b, and they are planted in a west-facing bed that gets lots of sun.

      Rosemary Carter
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
    • I have purchased several of these sedum since last fall and love them. However, they are now looking dead (where there were blooms). Underneath is still bright green. I don’t know if I should prune the tops or leave them alone. All the information says they don’t need trimming, but they’re not looking good as they are. Does anybody know what I should do? I’m in zone 8b, and they are planted in a west-facing bed that gets lots of sun.

      Rosemary Carter
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
    • I purchased this plant last year and planted it throughout my garden in the ground, in hanging plants, and containers. I planted it in full sun, part sun, and full shade. It did amazing in all areas. I did notice that in the shade the plant took on a deeper green color (picture grass green). This plant is easy to care for, easy to divide, and all of mine wintered in the ground or in their containers all winter and lived and stayed green with no maintenance or winter watering from me. It thrived in the heat and humidity of Southern summers. It looks amazing with any pop of color but is especially beautiful with the purple verbena. This spring it bloomed with tiny little yellow flowers all over it, it didn't bloom last year. I would use this plant again in any area of my yard, containers, and hanging plants again. My new favorite plant!

      Gardengurl
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • Is this deer resistant?

      GF
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 28 weeks ago
    • Love this plant. Bought one 4 inch pot 2 years ago. Ripped the poor thing into 6 pieces and planted each piece in the pockets of my terra cotta strawberry pot. Initially those 6 sections looked sad but after 2 weeks in sun those babies perked right up and each grew into grapefruit sized balls that draped over the pockets. Looked great all summer. (Had a superbell on top of pot). Pulled all the pieces out in late fall and overwintered inside under grow light. Looked less than perfect by end of winter.but in spring I again pulled into 6 pieces and shoved then into pot pockets.. another steller year. Love this plant. Easy care. Just water and enjoy.

      Carol
      , District Of Columbia
      , United States
      , 40 weeks ago
    • I've grown this for years now and I absolutely love it. Don't over water it, learned that the hard way. I just plant it in pots in ground let nature take care of it. What a work horse. Definitely buying again next year.

      Barbara Rolfe
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 44 weeks ago
    • This is my first year growing this plant. I bought 11 plants. Planted 3 in ground in a West facing area next to a brick wall and a sidewalk surrounding my pool. This area gets 8 hours direct sun. They have performed wonderfully. Planted 3 in-ground, in a West face area that only gets 3 hours of late afternoon sun. They performed perfectly. Planted 2 in 2 pots that get all day direct sun. These pots contain an evergreen, pacopa and verbena. They did a great job. Planted 3 in ground facing North that gets morning and early afternoon sun. All have performed petter than I expected. Zone 7a Tulsa, Oklahoma.

      Denise Clemonds
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 45 weeks ago
    • In love with this plant! This is my first year growing it and I ordered from PW since I could not find it locally. It thrives in the heat and humidity here in the zone 7b and never skips a beat. I have it in hanging baskets and containers. I will definitely be repeating this next year!

      Jesse
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 46 weeks ago
    • Love this sedum! It’s a great preformer in my pots and I love the color. Some of it gets that little orange tip. Looks great spilling out of my containers. The birds have pulled parts of it out and it will root-in without any help! I’m hoping it survive my winter in zone 7-6.

      Cindy Garcia
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 47 weeks ago
  • 18 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Penn State
    2012 Top Perfomer University of Wisconsin
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2007 Silver Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2007 Silver Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
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