Variegated Sedum, Cream and Green Carpet Sedum, Etc.
Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’
Sedum lineare Thumb. is the correct and accepted scientific name for this species of Sedum. It was named and described by Carl Peter Thunberg in Flora Japonica and Systema Vegetabilium in 1784.
Sedum lineare “Variegatum’ was first described by Robert Lloyd Praeger in An (or In) Account of the Genus Sedum As Found in Cultivation in 1921 which was a publication by the Royal Horticultural Society.
While I was living at the mansion in Leland, Mississippi, I was helping good friends Thomas and Tarlei Hitchcock with a wedding out of town and there was a planter with this nice Sedum in it. So, before we left, I helped myself to a few cuttings. When I arrived back at the mansion, I put the cuttings in a planter with the Alternanthera brasiliana (Syn. Alternanthera dentata) ‘Purple Knight’.
It did very well in the planter until the Alternanthera started getting a little carried away. So, I put the Sedum in a pot of its own.
Origin: Japan and/or China
Zones: USDA Zones 6b-11 (-5 to 40° F)
Size: 6” plus tall x 12” wide
Light: Sun to part shade
As temperatures cooled to the point I had to bring my potted plants inside, I brought the Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’ inside, too. It could have easily stayed outside, though.
After I sold the mansion, my dad asked me to move back to the family farm in mid-Missouri. I gave up around 200 potted plants but brought most of my succulents, perennials, Alocasia, and a few other plants with me. We made the trip in February 2013, and of course, I brought my Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’ with me. For some reason it didn’t do well and dwindled down to nothing.
Sedum lineare is a fast-growing plant that makes an excellent ground cover where they are happy. They do well in containers, rock gardens, along walls and look great with their stems hanging over the sides. They are very useful in combination planters as their leaf colors go well with other plants.
They like bright light and do well in sun to part shade. They are fast growing, as I mentioned, but they will have a more compact, full appearance in more light. Less light will cause their stems to stretch, become weak and fall over. If they have been overwintered in low light, plants should be acclimated to more sun gradually in the summer or their leaves will burn.
As with most Sedum, they are not that particular to their soil type as long as it is well-drained.
Maybe someday I will bring home another Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’.
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