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Sedum 'Oreganum'

  • Scientific Name: Sedum oreganum 'Oreganum'
  • Garden: Natives Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

Not hard to tell where this stone crop is endemic. It resides mostly in the middle elevations of the western Cascades. Rocky slopes, cliffs, and road cuts is where you find the clusters of small green rosettes that makes large colonies. In summer 4″ stems arrive topped with bright gold/yellow flowers- a pollinators dream. Little spreading plant to just inches high but expanding to several feet wide in well drained, somewhat enriched soil with light summer water. Full sun to quite a bit of shade. Forms a dense mat and may be used as a small scale weed blocking ground cover. Easy to grow plant. Roots into the ground as it spreads- evergreen. Oregon Native Plant.

Biome: Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast, Western Native, Willamette Valley Natives
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF
Foliage color: Light Green
Foliage season: Evergreen

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Photo Credit

Sedum oreganum Portland Nursery, (Portland Nursery) SEOR oreganum leaf, SEOR Full2 (©2022 Cheri Moland)