Japanese Sedum, Japanese Stonecrop, Japanese Woodland Stonecrop
Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’
Sedum makinoi Maxim. is the accepted scientific name for this species of Sedum. It was named and described by Carl Johann (Ivanovič) Maximowicz in Bulletin de l’Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg in 1888.
The genus, Sedum L., was named and described as such by Carl von Linnaeus in the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753.
As of 11-19-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 462 accepted species of Sedum. It is a member of the plant family Crassulaceae with 36 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.
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I bought a 6-pack of Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’ from Lowe’s in Greenville, Mississippi while living at the mansion in Leland in 2011. I really liked the color and its small leaves. There were many 6-packs of this Sedum on the discount rack for only $1.00. I decided to go back a few days later and buy a couple more but they were all dead.
Origin: Japan and Korea.
Zones: USDA Zones 7a to 10b (0 to 35° F).
Size: Under 6”.
Light: Sun to part shade.
Some Sedum do fine inside over winter and some do not. The Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’ didn’t seem to like it too well. After I sold the mansion in Mississippi, I moved back to the family farm in mid-Missouri in February 2013. I took this Sedum with me but it didn’t do well or survive the next winter.
The cultivar Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’ has gold leaves and it would be really nice. The Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder says this cultivar is hardy in USDA zones 6-9 but they also say it isn’t reliably winter hardy.
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