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Sedum sieboldii

October Daphne

This colorful Sedum has light green leaves tipped with pink. It grows tall, then spills over the edges of container gardens as it grows, or makes excellent ground cover if allowed to grow on its own. Watch for star-shaped pink flowers blooming in the late summer and early fall. These flowers attract bees and hummingbirds.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • 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

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne”

Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne” grows well in containers and rock gardens. Unlike most Sedums, “October Daphne” grows well indoors if placed in a sunny enough location, although you will not see the blush of pink on the leaves as much when grown indoors.

Watering

Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“October Daphne” is cold hardy, adding interest and color to winter gardens. It is able to withstand temperatures down to -20°F (-28.9°C). It can thrive in areas with full sun or partial sun.

Pairs Well With

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

How to Propagate Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne”

Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne” can be grown from stem cuttings or seeds.

Cuttings

To grow “October Daphne” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Seeds

To propagate “October Daphne” from seeds, be sure that the temperature is warmer, or you are using a grow light and seed warmer. Sow seeds in well-draining soil, watering whenever the soil is dry. Germination can take several weeks or longer, depending on your growing environment.

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