From one plant I have a spreading groundcover that is just beautiful. Who knew?
It roots easily where ever a tiny succulent "branch' falls, and it spreads beautifully. Not aggressively, but rapidly and thoroughly, smothering weeds. Like any sedum it likes dry infertile soil, such as the spot along this brick wall where the overhanging eaves prevent any water from reaching this strip.
In winter and earliest spring it is golden hued with subtle red and rust tones. It just lights up the edges and far corners of the winter-tired garden and cold brown mulch.
It provides a little richness below dormant twiggy shrubs and trees.
When the weather warms it turns a lovely light green, almost chartreuse at times, and sometimes even yellow. It gets a bit spikier as the tiny stalks grow like a miniature pine forest.
Remember, this was all from one plant I took out of a container and plopped in my garden, later dividing it multiple times and replanting any stray branchlets as they occurred.
The yellow flowers in summer rise on small stalks, about three inches high. I don't like them, so I cut them off. I prefer the soft flat carpet look of the foliage rather than the blooms.
I had absolutely no expectations of this sedum when I took it out of a spent container and put in in the ground. Didn't expect much of anything.
Angelina, Angelina, how you charmed me.