Sedum alboroseum 'Mediovariegatum'
STRIPED SEDUM, VARIEGATED SEDUM
syn. Sedum erythrosticum f. variegatum
Sunset zones: 3-24.
USDA zones: 6-9.
Height 12 inches (30 cm).
Width: 18 inches (45 cm).
Large clusters of star-shaped, white to slightly pink tinted flowers.
Succulent, green leaves with splashes of creamy white to pale yellow markings.
Full sun to partial shade.
Average to moist, well-drained soil.
This sedum is not a heavy feeder but I side dress it with complete organic fertilizer and compost or manure.
Stem cuttings. | Divisions. | My favorite: In spring pull a rosette off the main plant and transplant small rosette to new spot.
Prune out any stems, with leaves that turn all green, to keep the variegation. If you have trouble with it flopping over, pinch it back in June.
Rainy Side Notes
This easy-care plant looks good enough to eat. In fact, the species this hybrid comes from is edible; I have yet dared the taste.
S. ‘Mediovariegatum’ grows well in the ground, as well as in a container. Also this sedum is good as a cut flower, fresh or dried. For drying cut flowers, strip the leaves and hang upside down in a dark, well-ventilated place.
It dies back to the ground in winter like S. 'Autumn Joy'. The pairing of these two is a wonderful combination, as you can see in photo above. I also grow it in light, partial shade where it thrives and lights up the shade.
Photographed in author's garden.
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