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Flaigg, Norman G.
Sedum nanifolium Fröd.
Synonym(s): Sedum parvum, Sedum parvum ssp. nanifolium, Sedum robertsianum
USDA Symbol: SENA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Groundcover suitable for dry rock gardens with limestone soils. The distinctive reddish stems and foliage add to this diminutive species appeal.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape: Elliptic Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous Leaf Margin: Entire Leaf Apex: Acute Leaf Texture:
Leathery Inflorescence: Cyme Size Notes:
Low, mat-forming plant, seldom more than 3 inches high. Leaf:
Green with red spots, becoming mostly red in full sun. Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Del Norte Mountains in West Texas and Chihuahua, Coahuila and Nuevo Leon in Mexico. Native Habitat:
Limestone outcrops on western slopes of mountains at 4000-6500 feet.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Dry, rocky, limestone soils.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Dry rock garden plant.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Record Last Modified: 2011-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff