Sedum tetractinum "Coral Reef"

To 5"

Hardy to Zone 5 (-20F)

Full Sun


In the Stonecrop family of friends, Sedum tetractinum "Coral Reef" is perhaps a little larger than others in its family, it is a fast growing ground cover that forms dense mats under four inches in height. With round leaves that are about ¾” in length that develop a copper pink color as they mature, the new growth is bright green with a touch of pink on the leaf edges. It is native to the alpine regions of China and as a hardy succulent will survive USDA Zone 5 (-20º F) and higher.

Sedums in the succulent world comprise a lot of family members, once numbering close to 600 species but more recently reclassified and combined to a still astonishing 470. You may have heard them referred to as stonecrops, named as such because they are often found in the wild trailing between stones or over rocky ledges. There are many species of Sedum that serve the environmental role of host plants for butterflies. Sedums have leaves that actually store water, allowing them to be pretty tough customers.