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Golden Glow Stonecrop

Sedum adolphii 'Golden Glow'

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Golden Glow Stonecrop (Sedum adolphii 'Golden Glow') at Roger's Gardens

Golden Glow Stonecrop

Golden Glow Stonecrop

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Golden Glow Stonecrop (Sedum adolphii 'Golden Glow') at Roger's Gardens

Golden Glow Stonecrop

Golden Glow Stonecrop

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9a


This outstanding variety has brilliant, evergreen, golden foliage that bronzes in lots of sunlight; one of the most colorful of the sedums; its trailing habit is great for planters; excellent in rock gardens, or as edging

Ornamental Features

Golden Glow Stonecrop features showy clusters of white star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid spring. Its attractive succulent oval leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, turning gold in color with prominent coppery-bronze tips and tinges of lime green the rest of the year.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Glow Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Golden Glow Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Golden Glow Stonecrop will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features