Pork and beans

Sedum x rubrotinctum

Description

Pork and beans is a garden succulent that grows 6-8 in. high and spreads 12-15 in. across. Colorful bean-like leaves are bright green in shady areas and turn to intense shades of pink and red when exposed to the sun. Showy yellow flowers occur in late winter to spring.

This popular rock garden and container plant that is often valued for its shifting foliage colors throughout the year and capacity to grow as a small area ground cover along walkways and borders. It is often mixed with other small succulents so their foliage can intermingle and create varied color and texture patterns in rock gardens. Care must be taken when gardening around this plant as the leaves easily break off from the stems when the plant is bumped or brushed up against.

Plant Type: Succulent
Foliage Character: Succulent
Habit: Trailing, Spreading, Delicate
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Light green, Red, Pink
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Heat, Filtered or indirect sunlight, Drought, All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Borders
Height: 6 in. – 8 in.
Width: 12 in. – 15 in.