Sedum makinoi ‘Salsa Verde’
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.
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 does 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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