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Sedum rupestre - L.
                 
Common Name Crooked Yellow Stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards Although not poisonous, if large quantities of this plant are eaten it can cause a stomach upset[62, 85].
Habitats Walls, shingle and warm grassy places on sandy soils[4, 9]. Avoids acid soils.
Range C. W. and S. Europe. Naturalized in Britain[17].
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
basionym of:Petrosedum rupestre (L.) P.V.Heath Sussex Cactus & Succ. Yearbook, 1987 (ed. P. Heath) 56. 1987

Sedum rupestre Crooked Yellow Stonecrop


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Sedum rupestre Crooked Yellow Stonecrop
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Physical Characteristics
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Sedum rupestre is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, lepidoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
Sedum reflexum L.

Habitats
 Ground Cover; Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[4, 52, 115, 183]. A slightly astringent sour taste makes this plant a useful addition to a green tossed salad and it can also be added to soups or used as a vegetable[9, 183]. Used in salads, it has a fine relish[2].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
A good ground cover plant for a sunny position[188]. The somewhat open growth habit makes it suitable for growing with larger bulbs such as some lilies[K].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most soils[188] but prefers a fertile well-drained soil[200]. Requires a sunny position[188, 200]. The plant flowers best when grown in a sunny position, though it also succeeds in semi-shade[219]. Established plants are very drought tolerant[200], they grow well in dry soils and can also be grown in a crevice on a wall[200, 219]. This species is hardy to about -15°c[200]. A mat forming plant, it spreads rapidly and it is not suitable for the rockery[83]. All members of this genus are said to have edible leaves, though those species, such as this one, that have yellow flowers can cause stomach upsets if they are eaten in quantity[62, 85]. Plants in this genus seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits[233].
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. If sufficient growth is made, it is possible to plant them out during the summer, otherwise keep them in a cold-frame or greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year[K]. Division is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though is probably best done in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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