Angelina Sedum

Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

Family: Stonecrop

Type: Perennial

Other Common Name: Sedum reflexum

Angelina Sedum, scientifically known as Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, is a vibrant, low-growing succulent that adds a splash of color to any landscape. Known for its needle-like golden yellow foliage, this groundcover plant is a popular choice for its drought tolerance and ease of care. In the summer, its leaves can turn to an orange or red hue, adding even more interest.

Reaching a height of about 3-6 inches and spreading up to 2 feet, Angelina Sedum is perfect for rock gardens, borders, and groundcover. Its trailing habit makes it a great choice for containers and hanging baskets, where it can beautifully cascade over the sides. This hardy plant thrives in a variety of conditions and is known for its ability to spread and fill in areas quickly.

Angelina Sedum prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It’s an excellent plant for xeriscaping and is very low maintenance, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. The plant’s vibrant color and adaptability make it a standout choice in any garden setting.

Needs & Preferences

Hardiness Zone: 2b-5a

Deer Resistant: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Moisture Preference: Dry to average

Sun Needs: Full sun to partial shade

Drought Tolerance (Xeriscape): Yes

Growth

Growth Rate: Fast

Average Height (feet): 0.5

Average Spread (feet): 1

Average Life Span (years): 10

Form: Spreading

Ornamental

Flower Color: Yellow

Flower Shape: Star

Bloom Season: From early to mid summer

Foliage Color: Yellow

Foliage Shape: Needle

Landscaping Your Yard With Angelina Sedum

Angelina Sedum is ideal for adding year-round color to rock gardens and alpine landscapes. Its vibrant foliage creates a stunning contrast with rocks and other succulents. Plant it in groups or along rocky paths for an eye-catching effect.

Incorporating this sedum into mixed borders and perennial beds can have a dramatic impact. Its bright foliage pairs well with darker-leaved plants and provides a beautiful groundcover that reduces weed growth. Angelina Sedum is also effective for erosion control on slopes and banks.

Due to its drought tolerance, Angelina Sedum is perfect for creating low-maintenance, water-wise gardens. It requires minimal watering and care, making it an ideal choice for busy gardeners or those living in dry climates.

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Suitable Garden Styles

Contemporary Garden

In contemporary gardens, Angelina Sedum adds a touch of brightness with its striking yellow foliage. Its modern look fits well with the clean lines and minimalistic style of contemporary garden designs.

Cottage Garden

In a cottage garden, Angelina Sedum can be used as a vibrant groundcover. Its colorful and easy-going nature complements the informal, lush style of cottage gardens.

Mediterranean Garden

Angelina Sedum is a great addition to Mediterranean gardens. Its drought tolerance and sun-loving nature make it well-suited for these typically dry, sunny garden spaces.

Angelina Sedum Landscaping Ideas

Use Angelina Sedum in container gardens or hanging baskets. Its trailing habit and vibrant color make it a visually appealing addition to patios and balconies. Pair it with other succulents or drought-tolerant plants for a low-maintenance arrangement.

Seasonal Interest

Spring

In spring, Angelina Sedum's bright foliage emerges, quickly covering the ground and adding a cheerful pop of color.

Summer

During summer, the foliage may turn to shades of orange or red, especially if exposed to full sun, enhancing its visual appeal.

Fall

In the fall, Angelina Sedum maintains its colorful foliage, providing interest in the garden as other plants begin to fade.

Winter

In winter, the plant remains evergreen in most climates, offering color and ground cover even in the colder months.

Planting Tips

Where to Plant

Angelina Sedum should be planted in areas that receive full sun to partial shade. It is ideal for rocky or sandy soils and can be used effectively in areas that are prone to drought.

Light

This plant thrives in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade. In full sun, its colors are more vibrant, whereas in partial shade, the colors may be slightly less intense.

Soil

Angelina Sedum prefers well-drained soil and is tolerant of poor soil conditions, including rocky or sandy soils. It does not do well in wet, waterlogged soils.

Spacing

Space Angelina Sedum plants about 12-18 inches apart. This allows them to spread out and fill in the area without overcrowding.

When to Plant

The best time to plant Angelina Sedum is in the spring or early fall, allowing it to establish its root system before extreme weather conditions.

How to Plant

Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Place the plant in the hole, backfill with soil, and water it well. It’s beneficial to add a layer of mulch to conserve moisture.

Plant Care Tips

Watering

Water regularly after planting until established. Once established, Angelina Sedum is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering.

Fertilizing

Minimal fertilization is needed. If desired, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring.

Pruning

Pruning is not typically required but can be done to shape the plant or control its spread.

By Season

 

Spring Care

In spring, clear any debris and apply a thin layer of compost or slow-release fertilizer for a nutrient boost.

Summer Care

During summer, water the plant if there are extended periods of drought. Otherwise, minimal care is needed.

Fall Care

No special care is needed in fall. The plant will naturally start to prepare for dormancy.

Winter Care

Angelina Sedum is hardy and does not require special winter care. Its foliage can provide winter interest in the garden.

FAQ

How Fast Does Angelina Sedum Grow?

Angelina Sedum is a fast-growing plant and will quickly spread to fill in spaces in the garden.

Is Angelina Sedum Deer Resistant?

Yes, Angelina Sedum is generally deer resistant, making it a good choice for gardens in areas with deer populations.

Can Angelina Sedum Be Used in Rock Gardens?

Absolutely, Angelina Sedum is ideal for rock gardens due to its ability to grow in poor, well-drained soils and its drought tolerance.

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