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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.

  • 25 Reviews

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    • 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
      , 4 min ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 5 days ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 5 days ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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
      , 10 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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
      , 13 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Hi Proven Winners, I love your plants and always look for them in my local nurseries. This year I have bought from you on line. Question: I love the look of the lemon coral sedum. I had my local nursery order it for me last year. It is doing well but it has bright yellow blooms of the tips, which I think are quite unactractive. Do I have the right plant? I dont see this mentioned in the description. Thank You Nancy Stager

      nancy stager
      , California
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant sucked

      Katie Beier
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 45 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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
      , 47 weeks 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
      , 49 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
      , 51 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 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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