Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum cv. ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’

(Orange Stonecrop, Kamschatka Stonecrop, Live Forever, Russian Stonecrop)

Sedum floriferum4webSedum floriferum ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’

A robust naturalizer in Parkdale YYC.

I purchased this plant at greengate Garden Centre in Calgary in the fall of 2011 along with a number of perennials that were on sale in late September. This garden bed called September surprise has been consistently productive in every season.

On their website Green Gate Farms in the US describes it as,

“‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ Sedum is among the most popular groundcover sedums with its covering of tiny canary yellow star-shaped flower clusters in late spring. ‘Weihenstephaner Gold’ is a low-growing stonecrop that spreads by trailing stems to form an attractive ground cover. Flowers appear on reddish stems rising above the thick, triangular, succulent green leaves sharply toothed near the ends. The leaves turn purple in fall and into winter. The clusters of star-shaped, yellow-tinted, bronze-orange flowers are very attractive to butterflies and bees. An excellent selection for difficult sites such as banks and rocky areas.”

They also recommend that “Stonecrop be planted in “average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Avoid over-watering. Drought tolerant. Tip cuttings from plants may be rooted directly in soil around the plants.”

Height: 3-6 Inches, Spread: 12-18 Inches, Zone 3 – 9;


• Sun

Soil Moisture Preference

• Dry
• Average

Attracts Wildlife

• Butterflies

Critter Resistance

• Deer Resistant
• Rabbit Resistant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

• Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

• Summer
• Fall
• Winter

Growth Habit

• Spreading


• 4-8 Inches


• Container
• Mass Planting
• Edging
• Rock Garden
• Evergreen
• Drought Tolerant
• Ground Cover
• Border or Bed
• Great Foliage
Foliage Color
• Green


Spruced Up Welcome Garden

January 20, 2015

Spruced Up Welcome Garden

Under construction

yarrow, sedum, creeping lemon thyme, Alpine Aster, purple lamium, lamium ‘Herman’s Pride’, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ ‘Vancouver Jade’ kinnikinnick or bearberry from Sunnyside Nursery (bearberry ‘variegrated’), beardtongue, iris germanica, mugwort, sticky geranium, calamagrostis (feather reed grass) ‘Karl Foerster’, pansies, angelina sedum rupestre (Angelina stonecrop), Sedum ‘Summer Glow’, Blue Spruce stonecrop, white clover, Spruced Up Welcome Garden 2011

White_Clover-003 White clover
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’
Penstemon_Husker_Red Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
Angelina_Sedum-011 Stonecrop Angelina
Dragons_Blood_Sedum Dragon’s Blood Sedum
Lamium_purpureum -002 Lamium

Sedums stonecrop

January 20, 2015

    1. Sedum; September Surprise; June Blossoms; yellow blossoms;
    2. Dragon’s Blood Sedum,  “Spruced Up Welcome Garden“, Gift to the Street; “Lilac Lane”; “Tara’s Island
    3. Sedum rupestre Stonecrop Blue Spruce Pink Potential
    4. Angelina sedum rupestre, Sedum reflexum See Heritage Perennials plant identifier
    5. Variegrated sedum
    6. Dragon’s Blood Sedum
    7. ‘Autumn Joy’ gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM), “Spruced Up Welcome Garden.” ‘Autumn Joy’ is part of the Sedum Herbstfreude Group.

According to Heritage Perennials,

“… a ‘Herbstfreude’. The border varieties of Stonecrop are a dependable choice for the late summer and fall garden, offering foliage interest earlier in the season, then a colourful display of flowers in the fall. Autumn Joy is by far the most popular of these, a familiar sight when it begins to produce green broccoli-like buds in mid-summer, which gradually open into enormous dusty-pink flower heads, finally deepening to rich bronzy-red. Even the dead flower heads have good winter effect. In rich soils, plants may be pinched in June to prevent floppiness. A classic perennial!” Heritage Perennials

According to Wikipedia

“Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. The genus has been described as containing up to 600 species [2] of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. The plants have water-storing leaves. The flowers usually have five petals, seldom four or six. There are typically twice as many stamens as petals. A number of species, formerly classified as Sedum, are now a separate genus Hylotelephium.

Well known European Sedums are Sedum acre, Sedum album, Sedum dasyphyllum, Sedum reflexum (also known as Sedum rupestre) and Sedum hispanicum… Numerous hybrid cultivars have been developed, of which the following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit:’Herbstfreude’ (‘Autumn Joy’), ‘Bertram Anderson’, ‘Matrona’, ‘Ruby Glow’.”