Plant Data Sheet
Sedum oreganum (Nutt)
Local occurrence (where, how common)
Commonly found in
Mesic to dry conditions. Rocky areas, must have excellent drainage. Full or part shade.
Plant strategy type
Some tendency to out-compete other low groundcovers. Drought tolerant once established.
Include Tsuga mertensiana, Pinus contorta, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Mahonia nervosa, Symphoricarpos albus, Asarum caudatum, and Achillea millefolium.
May be collected as: (seed, layered, divisions, etc.)
Division and stem and leaf cuttings are best.
Collection restrictions or guidelines
Best collected as cuttings and division.
Sow at 20ºC (68ºF), germination slow do not cover, needs light
Seed life (can be stored, short shelf-life, long shelf-life)
Propagation recommendations (plant seeds, vegetative parts, cuttings, etc.)
Seed sowing should be done in spring in a greenhouse. Plant out in summer if well-grown, otherwise keep them in a greenhouse or cold frame during the first winter and plant early summer the next year. Division should be done in spring or early summer. Short stems root easily in soil.
Soil or medium requirements (inoculum necessary?)
Soil should not dry out.
Installation form (form, potential for successful outcomes, cost)
Recommended planting density
Spacing should be between 6-12 inches.
Care requirements after installed (water weekly, water once etc.)
Water weekly until established if soil is porous.
Normal rate of growth or spread; lifespan
Hartman et al. 2002. Plant Propagation :
Principles and Practices.
Pojar, Jim and Andy
MacKinnon. 1994. Plants of the
Jepson Horticultural Database http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/jepson_flora_project.html
Paghat’s Garden: http://www.paghat.com
Tom Clothier's Garden Walk and Talk: http://tomclothier.hort.net
Plants for a Future http://www.pfaf.org
Ground Covers for Mountain Communities: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07413.html
Data compiled by (student name and date)
April 13, 2006