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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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    • 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
      , 1 week 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
      , 6 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
      , 6 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
      , 7 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
      , 8 weeks ago
    • Out of all of the PW plants I ordered this Is by far my favorite!!! It flushed out quickly and is hanging over the edge so beautifully! The color and the way it mounds is stunning! I just told my family this morning “don’t be surprised if everything next year on the deck is nothing but this sedum!” I love it!!!

      Melody Neff
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • This is my first year growing Lemon Coral Sedum. I fell in love with its texture. It’s actually soft to touch. I bought one at Lowe’s and cut it in 2. It’s done quite well in my 2 urns. I transplanted cuttings to 3 more urns and they are almost as big as the original 2. It’s beautiful. I live in the suburbs of Buffalo and I am hoping it winters over in my basement. I would definitely buy it again. What a pleasure.

      Margaret Mayer
      , New York
      , United States
      , 10 weeks ago
    • This is my first year growing Lemon Coral Sedum. I fell in love with its texture. It’s actually soft to touch. I bought one at Lowe’s and cut it in 2. It’s done quite well in my 2 urns. I transplanted cuttings to 3 more urns and they are almost as big as the original 2. It’s beautiful. I live in the suburbs of Buffalo and I am hoping it winters over in my basement. I would definitely buy it again. What a pleasure.

      Margaret Mayer
      , New York
      , United States
      , 10 weeks ago
    • This is the third year I have grown this plant and I love it. This year it looks like it is trying to bloom. Never seen this before. What color are the blooms?

      Janice McClaflin
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
    • Grew these in clay pots last year. Full sun did exceptionally well. Did have a tendency to take over some over things in pots. Put pots in garage over winter. No water. I live in zone six. Pulled pots out garage to get ready for this year. Was going to pull out but found out they are still alive. Have green shoots starting a base of plants.

      Eileen
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 22 weeks ago
  • 14 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 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials
    2007 Premium Quality Welby Gardens Trials
    2007 Top Performer Michigan State University
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