Sedum palmeri 'Mendoza'

Mendoza Palmer's Stonecrop

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Item #: 5727

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


In 2002, we stopped for lunch at a 7,500' elevation ski lodge in Argentina's Mendoza province just before reaching the base of Mt. Aconcagua. Growing in one of the flower beds was an unusual form of the Mexican Sedum palmeri that seemed to be a tetraploid. After 10 years of growing this sedum in our home garden, it's time to share, although we still don't know how a northern Mexican sedum made its way to Argentina. In 10 years, Sedum palmeri 'Mendoza' has made a compact 8" tall x 18" wide clump of fleshy glaucous-green rosettes in our bermed rock garden. In very early spring the rosettes are topped by short, arching spikes of bright yellow flowers. During the winter, the rosettes take on a lovely red hue.