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Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Also tolerates drought and heat, particularly once established. Plants must have good soil drainage to perform well. Plants generally thrive in sandy to gravelly soils of average to moderate fertility. Plants grown in overly rich soils or in too much shade will produce weak, floppy growth. Plants slowly spread over time.
Sedum is a genus of about 400 species found mainly in the mountainous areas of North America but also in dry areas of South America. Most are succulent. They are tough, drought-tolerant, easy-to-grow perennials that feature star-shaped flowers in clusters blooming on fleshy-leaved plants ranging from mat-forming ground covers to clump-forming upright mounds. Some of the most popular garden plants are hybrids.
Genus name comes from the Latin word sedeo meaning to sit in reference to the general growing habit of many of the sedums (they sit and sprawl over rocks).
Plants in the genus Sedum are commonly called stonecrops because they are typically found in the wild growing on rocky or stony areas.
'Lime Twister is a compact cultivar with variegated cream and green foliage which persists for 7 months during the growing season. The cream-coloured edges turn red during cool spring and fall weather. Bright pink flowers, similar to the coloration of its original parent plant 'Lime Zinger' show in late summer. 'Lime Twister' is part of the SunSparkler® series from the breeding program of Chris Hansen. U.S. Plant Patent PP#26,895 awarded June 28, 2016.
Watch for slugs and snails. The scale may occur. Rotting out is possible in wet and/or poorly drained conditions. Taller sedum hybrids with large flower heads are susceptible to flopping. This can be avoided by providing full sun conditions and planting in soils that are not too moist or rich. Pinching in spring can also force stems to grow thicker and bushier.
Border fronts or rock gardens. Best massed or in groups. Small area ground cover. Site in areas where both the foliage and flowers may be appreciated. Also effective in containers.