Botanical Name: Sedum acre
Common Name: Moss Sedum  
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial, Succulent


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Walkways


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

A perfect sedum for rock gardens and borders, Goldmoss sedum forms a carpet of soft green that becomes completely engulfed with yellow flowers in summer. Foliage turns a beautiful shade of red during cold months. Use among stepping stones, along a garden path, or in a parkstrip. Also nice in containers. Grows about 3 inches tall and spreads about 10 inches wide. It is a little brittle, and so is best with only light foot traffic.
As a group, sedums prefer well-drained soils, including sandy-loam, clay-loam, or rocky soils, as long as it is well drained. In nature, most sedums occur in light shade or partly sunny sites, while a few are also well-adapted to full sun situations. They can tolerate both drought conditions or more frequent watering, but the key is good drainage. Their xeric nature makes sedums popular for use in rock gardens, roof gardens, wall gardens, and living wreaths.