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botanical name:
Sedum aizoon 'Aurantiacum'
Sedum aizoon 'Aurantiacum' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Stonecrop
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.40m
width: 0.40m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Rhizomatous perennial with dark red upright stems rising from a stout rootstock and bear alternate, stalkless, ovate, toothed, dark green leaves up to 8cm long. Clusters of star-shaped orange-yellow flowers opening from red tinted buds in summer, followed by round to ovoid red fruits.

cultivation:
Prefers moist, well drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant once established and will grow in poor soil.

propagation:
By division, very easy.

usage:
Alpine and rock gardens, dry sunny banks and wall crevices.

other notes:
Native to Eastern Asia from Siberia to Japan.

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