Sedum cauticola

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Cliff stonecrop
Hylotelephium cauticolum1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum
Species: S. cauticola
Binomial name
Sedum cauticola

Sedum cauticola (cliff stonecrop) syn. Hylotelephium cauticola[citation needed] is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to Japan. Growing to 8 cm (3 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, it is a carpet-forming succulent perennial with trailing stems of pink-tinged grey-green round leaves, and purplish pink star-shaped flowers in autumn.[1][2]

The specific epithet cauticola means "growing on cliffs", referring to the plant's favoured habitat.[3]

In cultivation it is suitable for a rock garden or alpine garden in alkaline to neutral soil. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]


  1. ^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy for plants - Sedum cauticola". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Sedum cauticola". Retrieved 3 June 2013.