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Botanical Garden

Sedum tetractinum - Chinese sedum

Family Crassulaceae


About 600 species of Sedum are native to Asia, Europe, and North America. They are small plants with succulent leaves. This species is native to Asia. It is evergreen with trailing stems. Leaves are rounded. It is reported to have yellow flowers, but one selection has light pink flowers.


See this plant at the southern end of building 15.


Low growing herbaceous perennial to only a few inches tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun to part shade

Water: drought tolerant, tolerates irrigation

Soil: adaptable to a wide pH range, well-drained

This plant grows far to the north of Jacksonville. Literature suggests that it is at its southern limit in Jacksonville. Our experience is limited but it may be best with some afternoon shade in this southern end of its range. This plant was donated to UNF by Jacksonville plant collector, Joyce Jarrell.