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Sedum sediforme - (Jacq.)Pall.

Common Name
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards Although not poisonous, if large quantities of this plant are eaten it can cause a stomach upset[62, 85].
Habitats Rocks, walls and stony places, largely on calcareous soils and clay[89].
Range Europe - Mediterranean.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Sedum sediforme


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sedum sediforme is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

S. altissimum. S. nicaeense.

Habitats

Cultivated Beds;  In East Wall;  In South Wall;  In West Wall;  Walls.

Rocks, walls and stony places, largely on calcareous soils and clay[89].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most soils[188] but prefers a fertile well-drained soil in a sunny position[200]. Established plants are very drought tolerant[200]. They grow well in dry soils and can be grown on a wall[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of Britain, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. A polymorphic plant, it is very variable in size[1]. All members of this genus are said to have edible leaves, though those species, such as this one, that have yellow flowers can cause stomach upsets if they are eaten in quantity[62, 85]. Plants in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. If sufficient growth is made, it is possible to plant them out during the summer, otherwise keep them in a cold-frame or greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year[K]. Division is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though is probably best done in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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