How to Plant Yellow Sedum


Sedum, also known as stonecrop, is a genus of about 400 succulent species found in the Northern Hemisphere or in arid regions of South America, according to the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. Some of the most popular yellow sedums include goldmoss (Sedum acre), which blooms in early summer; Kamschatka sedum (S. kamtschaticum ), which blooms in late summer; and stringy stonecrop (S. sarmentosum), which blooms in mid-summer. Sedum is an easy to plant and grow.

Step 1

Choose a site that has full sun to partial shade and good drainage.

Step 2

Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your yellow sedum plant.

Step 3

Place the yellow sedum in the hole, backfill with dirt and tamp down firmly to remove air pockets.

Step 4

Water well, then water no more than once a week until the plant is established. Sedums are extremely drought tolerant and really prefer a bit of neglect.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not overwater your yellow sedum.

Things You'll Need

  • Trowel
  • Gardening shears
  • Rooting hormone
  • Sand or potting soil


  • Sedum
  • Ground Cover Plants

Who Can Help

  • Gold-moss Sedum
  • Kamschatka Sedum
  • Stringy Stonecrop
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