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Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold' (stonecrop)

Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'


(syn. Phedimus kamtschaticus )

A favorite among the groundcover sedums, this one is covered in canary yellow star-shaped flowers in late spring. Tough and easy to grow, it survives in just about any sunny location and spreads slowly to form a lustrous green groundcover.

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4-6 Inches


12-18 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

stonecrop Interesting Notes

Genus name from Latin sedo meaning to sit, refering to manner in which plants "sit" on walls; common name refers to manner in which many species live on stoney ledges; except for spurium native to Caucasus and ternatum native to eastern U.S., mostly native to Asia; many species have been reassigned by some authorities to the genus Hylotelephium. - Dr. Leonard Perry, Professor, University of Vermont

If only all plants were as easy to grow as Sedums, then gardeners would clothe the suburbs in unbroken chains of color and life. They pack considerable water reserves in their succulent, spongy leaves, which not only helps them in times of drought, but also makes them exceptionally easy to root from cuttings broken off the plants in summer and stuck anywhere you want a new plant to grow. Some of the small creeping species can even be crumbled up and cast about like seeds. They will sprout up quickly as a thick groundcover -- what a heady feeling that can be for the underconfident gardener. There are several thick-crowned, clumping Sedums in our flora, and a number of the low, creeping types that fill in spaces between larger plants or crevices in rocks or cliffs. They all produce broccoli-shaped or flat-spreading flower heads with upward-facing, starry-crystalline blooms that must be tireless nectar producers, for the flowers are covered with satisfied insects. They seem especially attractive to hoverflies, whose larvae are important aphid predators in the garden. Many of the creeping types are evergreen or semievergreen, with leaves of many shapes, sizes and colors. They make adaptable low groundcovers for the rock garden, ledge, or between paving stones. - William Cullina, The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers, p. 188

Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average to dry, well-drained soil in full sun. Intolerant of wet soils. Propagate by seed and cuttings, although division seems to be the easiest for most. Excellent as a perennial border, in rock gardens, or as a groundcover.

Good Substitutions

stonecrop Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
stonecrop Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'
stonecrop Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Ornamental Foliage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type