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Proven Accents® Lemon Coral® Sedum mexicanum

(18 REVIEWS)
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 heat and drought like a champ.  It is grown for foliage and is a garden work horse.

    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 had a 18 inch drop, looked like a round ball, and had beautiful color.

  • 18 Reviews

    • I purchased 8 of these, planted them in the same area with the same conditions, yet only 1/2 survived. Not really sure why..

      Diane Hernandez
      California
      United States
      31 sec ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • I loved this plant! It's a superior performer, grows very fast and fills in a pretty substantial area within a couple of weeks. The only drawback was that it didn't come back the following spring. I live in a zone 7a, it should be a perennial in my area. I have planted in several spots, all of them protected southern exposure. I'm not sure what went wrong, it wasn't a particularly cold winter. Nevertheless, I will order again.

      Daniela Martino
      New York
      United States
      2 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Bought one 4 inch pot of this in May. Bravely tore it apart and planted the 6 sad parts into the pockets of a medium sized terra cotta strawberry pot. I planted a superbell in the top. After just a couple of weeks the lemon coral looked perky. Now in August they are wonderfully full, spilling plants. This pot has never looked so good. I may try to pull the pot into a windowed stairwell and see if it will winter over. I know the superbell wont survive but maybe the sedum might. It is gorgeous.

      Carol
      District Of Columbia
      United States
      4 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love this plant! I used these plants in almost all of my containers this year and have been extremely happy with their performance. They are very compact, spread nicely but did not crowd out my other plants. I will definitely be using them again in fact they have in earned a place as one of my go to container plants.

      Rachel V
      4 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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      Margaret S Milloy
      California
      United States
      15 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I planted two of these in a mixed flower garden last spring. They have spread in size considerably over the year and made it through the winter no problem. They add such nice color contrast mixed with other plants. I am now purchasing three more to put in different places in my yard. I find that they blend everywhere and enhance the beauty of each area, due to their excellent color and form. Love these.

      Michele Calos
      California
      United States
      23 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This grew beautifully for us last year. We had it in full afternoon Minnesota sun and so we made sure to water it everyday. Love, the color and love, love, love the soft texture. You'll want to run your palm across it!

      Diane McMurray
      Minnesota
      United States
      34 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I was excited about using this one in a container garden, but it didn't survive the cool, wet weather we had earlier this spring.

      Katie
      Minnesota
      United States
      3 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • thegardenerd
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • the same beautiful color all year long

      mizzv
      Arkansas
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 21 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    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 Longwood Gardens
    2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials
    2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2007 Silver Medal University of Illinois-Champaign County Master Gardeners
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
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