Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’-Japanese Sedum

Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’ on 9-13-11, #78-14.

Japanese Sedum

Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’

SEE-dum  MACK-kin-oy

Sedum makinoi Maxim. is the correct and 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 Wikipedia article spells his name differently, but this is the correct author.

The genus, Sedum L., was named and described as such by Carl von Linnaeus in the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753.

Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 456 accepted species of Sedum (as of 2-18-21 when I last updated this page). It is a member of the plant family Crassulaceae with 36 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made.

THERE ARE A FEW LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR FURTHER READING.

Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’ on 4-15-12, #86-69.

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.

Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’ on 4-15-12, #86-70.

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Crassulaceae.
Origin: Japan and Korea.
Zones: USDA Zones 7a to 10b (0 to 35° F).
Size: Under 6”.
Light: Sun to part shade.
Soil: Well-draining.
Water: Average.

Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’ on 2-17-13, #139-60.

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.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant.

FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS)

DAVE’S GARDEN
THE NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION
INTERNATIONAL CRASSULACEAE NETWORK

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