Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’

Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’ after I brought it home on 6-10-18, #457-11.

Sedum adolphii


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Sedum adolphii Raym.-Hamet is the correct and accepted name for this species of Sedum. It was named and described by Raymond-Hamet in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin in 1912.

Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’ is a 2014 introduction from the Huntington Botanic Garden.

The genus, Sedum L., was named and described as such my Carl von Linnaeus in the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753. Plants of the World Online currently lists 550 accepted species. As of June 8, 2019, when I am updating this page. These numbers have changed A LOT!


Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’ on 7-29-18, #487-86.

I brought this Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’ home from Lowe’s on July 10, 2018. I have heard about this cultivar for several years and was glad to find it. Sedum adolphii has always done well for me, inside and out, and I am certain ‘Firestorm’ will do equally as well.

It was in a small 4 oz. pot when I bought it so I transplanted it into a larger pot on July 29. The label says:

“Drought tolerant when established. Needs well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent possible scarring. Looks best with regular watering in hotter months.”


Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’ on the front porch on 8-18-19, #498-6.

Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: The species is a native of Mexico
Zones: USDA Zones 9-11 (20 to 40° F)
Size: 6-12” tall
Light: Sun to light shade
Soil: Well-drained. Potting soil amended with additional grit and pumice or perlite.
Water: Average. Water regularly during the growing period, barely in the winter.


Sedum adolphi ‘Firestorm’ on 10-10-18, #519-62.

Soil-All Sedums require well-draining soil. Sedum grown in pots can be placed in potting soil that you may want to amend with additional grit (chicken grit) and pumice or perlite. Many cactus and succulent growers recommend pumice over perlite but I can’t find it locally so I use perlite.

Light-Sedums do very well in full sun to light shade. Some even do just fine in more shade. My Sedum adolphii was on a table behind the shed where it received a good amount of morning sun then part to light shade after that. 

Water-I always give my cactus and succulents water at the same time as the other potted plants although I usually just lightly go over them. I only water them once in a while when they are inside for the winter. The Sedum adolphii has been the only Sedum overwintering in the house since I have been back in Missouri.

Propagation-Sedum are easily propagated leaf and stem cutting and by division. Leaf and stem cuttings should be allowed to scab over for a few days before inserting into the soil.



Sedum adolphi ‘Firestorm’ on 5-5-19, #566-62.

The Sedum adolphi ‘Firestorm’ made it through the winter in the house and now is ready for the great outdoors for 2019.

I will continue adding more photos and information as time goes by.

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