Scientific name: Sedum sieboldii
Common name: October Daphne
The light green leaves are tipped with pink. It grows tall, spills over the edges of container gardens as it grows, or makes excellent ground cover if allowed to grow on its own. There are star-shaped pink flowers that bloom in the late summer and early fall. These flowers are attractive to bees and hummingbirds.
Quick Look at Sedum sieboldii
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide
- Zone 5a (Minimum -20° F | -28.9° C)
- Winter hardy
- Propagation by stem cuttings and seeds
- Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
- Winter Dormant
General Care for Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne”
It grows well in containers and rock gardens. If placed in a sunny location, you will not see the blush of pink on the leaves as much, but it will grow well indoors.
The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
It adds interest and color to winter gardens. It can cope with temperatures of -20F (-28.9C). It thrives in areas with full sun or partial sun.
How to Propagate Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne”
Stems or seeds can be used to grow this plant.
Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to grow October Daphne. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
If you are using a grow light and seed warmer, make sure that the temperature is warmer. Water the seeds whenever the soil is dry. Germination can take a long time depending on your environment.