Sedum makinoi 'Limelight'
Japanese Sedum, Japanese Stonecrop, Limelight Stonecrop
Sedum makinoi 'Limelight' is a low-growing succulent with stunning, bright lime green leaves. It grows up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and up to 24 inches (60 cm) wide, forming evergreen mats that become covered with yellow flowers during summer.
USDA hardiness zones 6b to 11b: from −5 °F (−20.6 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
When growing Sedums, keep in mind that these plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to ensure further that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil over the plant.
You can break off one of the stems for taller varieties and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily, and a new plant will be established in a season or two.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
Sedum makinoi 'Limelight' is a cultivar of Sedum makinoi.
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Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs Water regularly do not overwater
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
May be a noxious weed or invasive
From herbaceous stem cuttings
This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:
On Apr 8, 2012, esteve59 from Annapolis, MD wrote:
Japanese Sedum (Sedum makinoi ‘Limelight’) is an ornamental, drought-tolerant, low-growing succulent plant that will light up sunny or shady areas with its stunning, bright lime-green leaves. The plant forms evergreen mats up to 10 cm (4 inches) tall and up to 60 cm (24 inches) wide that become covered with yellow flowers during summer.
Scientific Name: Sedum makinoi ‘Limelight’
Common Names: Japanese Sedum, Japanese Stonecrop, Limelight Stonecrop
It requires full sun to light shade. Two to four hours of afternoon sunlight is best for the plant. South-facing windows are ideal or west, north-facing will not encourage growth.
It grows best in Well-draining, poor soils, sand, rock gardens, and rich garden soil, under a variety of light levels. Use 2 parts potting soil, 2 parts coarse sand, 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or crushed charcoal.
It Prefers ideal temperature between 65°F – 75°F / 18°C – 25°C during summer. Temperature no lower than 50 °F – 55°F / 10°F – 12.7°C is best. It does best in hotter conditions. Try not to keep the plant outside in freezing temperatures.
Sedum plant needs more water in the spring and summer, but you can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering. During the winter season, reduce watering.
Fertilize once a month with a diluted liquid fertilizer or use a slow-releasing nitrogen-based fertilizer, during the spring and summer season.
It can be easily propagated by stem and leaf cuttings. you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily. Or Cut off leaves from the stem, let them dry, and then place the cutting into the soil. Keep the potting soil moist until the cutting begins to grow.
Re-pot your plant every year or every two years. As the plant grows, you should move it to a wider pot so the new stems and roots have enough room to develop. Repotting is best done during spring.
Pests and Diseases:
Sedum plant has is no serious pests or diseases issues. Watch for aphids and flies. You can dispose of them by spraying insecticidal soap or neem oil over the foliage.
A bright sedum for SHADE!
Limelight is a low-growing, drought-tolerant sedum that will light up sunny or shady areas with its stunning, bright lime-green leaves. The plant forms evergreen mats 2 to 4 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide that become covered with yellow flowers during summer. The lime-colored, succulent leaves develop brinzy tones in colder weather adding winter interest to the garden.
Easy to grow and low-maintenance, Limelight Sedum prefers a well-drained soil and morning sun to dappled shade, however will tolerate more sun. No maintenance is required. Cpmstantly wet soils can be problematic for this drought tolerant plant.
Limelight Sedum is great for use as a border in rock gardens and can also be grown in containers where it will spill over the edge of pots.