Coppertone stonecrop

Sedum nussbaumerianum

Description

Coppertone stonecrop is definitely the go to succulent for high color impact in drought tolerant landscapes and gardens. This mounding succulent turns deep pumpkin orange with mid-summer sun exposure; this color will persist throughout the year as long as the plant is in sunny areas. On average, this plant grows 12-15 in. high and 18-24 in. wide. Cylindrical leaves with pointed tips are curved and grow upward; round clusters of white flowers accent the plant in late winter.

Native to coastal zones in Mexico, this is a bold color accent plant in combination with other succulents. The foliage color is most intense on new growth and in locations with bright sun exposure. It grows throughout the Inland Empire and is an accept plant in containers, in rock gardens and on banks and slopes.

Plant Type: Succulent
Foliage Character: Succulent
Habit: Spreading, Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Orange
Flower Color: White
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Heat, Drought, All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Borders
Height: 12 in. – 15 in.
Width: 18 in.