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Sedum rupestre 'Monstrosum Cristatum'

An evergreen, low-growing, mat-forming perennial to 12cm tall with 'brain'-shaped, fleshy, blue-green succulent foliage. Clusters of small, star-shaped yellow flowers may appear in summer to autumn. An old, Austrian cultivar

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green
Summer Yellow Blue Green
Autumn Yellow Blue Green
Winter Blue Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered position in moderately fertile, well-drained, alkaline to neutral soil in full sun. See hardy cacti and succulent cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Ground cover
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Trim back after flowering to maintain shape. Remove any growth that is reverting

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil larvae

Diseases

May be susceptible to fungal and bacterial crown and root rots

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