Sedum sieboldii Hort. ex G.Don

Fully hardy, spreading, deciduous, succulent perennial with whorls of 3 rounded, occasionally purple-tinted leaves, to 2cm long, sometimes toothed and red-margined, and cymes of star-shaped pink flowers, to 1.5cm across in summer.  To 10cm.  [RHSE, Hortus].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘A very interesting species of Stonecrop, and very unlike any one known to me, which appears to have been introduced by Messrs. Henderson, Pine-apple Place, from Japan, in 1838, into our gardens, under the name of Sedum Sieboldii, of Sweet; and such a name is in garden catalogues, but I have failed to find any character or description.  Its affinity is perhaps with Sedum ternatum of North America, and the habit is a good deal that of S. Anacampseros. […]The leaves are very beautiful, quite glaucous, with a deep tinge of purple-red, and so concave that they resemble the half of a bivalve shell.  It flowers readily in a cool greenhouse, and would probably bear the open air.’  [BM t.5358/1863]. 

History at Camden Park

The only reference is a handwritten entry in an 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library, Sydney and inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur, Dec. 23rd 1854.  [ML635.9m].  Certainly grown in the gardens at this time.


Published Feb 07, 2009 - 04:26 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 04:40 PM

The image shows rounded, scalloped, fleshy leaves and terminal raceme of pink flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.5358, 1863

Sedum sieboldii Hort. ex G.Don | BM t.5358/1863 | BHL

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Family Crassulaceae
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Name in the Camden Park Record

Sedum Sieboldtii 

Confidence level high