Sedum reflexum

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Sedum reflexum
Sedum rupestre 01 ies.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum
Species: S. reflexum
Binomial name
Sedum reflexum
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Sedum reflexum or Sedum rupestre, also known as reflexed stonecrop, blue stonecrop, Jenny's stonecrop and prick-madam, is a species of perennial succulent plant of the genus Sedum, native to northern, central, and southwestern Europe.

Description[edit]

The Sedum reflexum plants are typically up to 10 cm high, with sprawling stems and stiff foliage resembling spruce branches, with softer tissue. The leaves are frequently blue-gray to gray but range to light greens and yellows; the flowers are yellow. Like most other Sedum species, it has a prostrate, spreading habit.

Cultivation[edit]

Sedum reflexum is a popular ornamental plant, grown in gardens, containers, and as houseplants. It is drought-tolerant. There are named cultivars with variegated (multi-colored) leaves.

This sedum is prone to fasciation (cristate forms), which produces attractive cactus-like forms, with irregular curves. However it reverts easily, so all normal offshoots need to be removed quickly to maintain the cristate form.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephenson, Ray (1994). Sedum. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-238-2.