| Sedum makinoi 'Limelight'
Common Name: stonecrop
Zones 5 to 9.
Plants reach 1 to 2 inches tall and 12 inches wide;
creeping groundcover habit; semi-evergreen.
Growth rate: fast.
'Limelight' forms a low mat of succulent yellow-chartreuse foliage. Small golden leaves are 1/4 inch long. Yellow-green flowers in summer.
Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but it is extremely urban tolerant. Sedum can be grown in highly stressful sites around rockery with thin, poor, or very dry soils, of various pH, low fertility, extreme heat, drought, and high light reflectance; however, it is not tolerant of wet or poorly drained soils. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most Sedum varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade; however, lower growing types will survive in partial shade.
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Thick, succulent leaves which can store water, allow established sedum to withstand periods of drought. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases.
Low, spreading sedum forms a solid mat of foliage; excellent choice for containers, covering banks and slopes, for border fronts, and rock gardens. Attracts butterflies and bees. Deer and rabbit resistant. Terrific low-maintenance plant.