Lemon Drop Sedum

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Little drops of sunshine! The Lemon Drop Sedum (Sedum 'Lemon Drop') features bright yellow flowers in late summer and fall! The darling round clusters of lemony star-shaped florets are arranged on equally bright green rounded clusters of foliage!

The succulent frosty green leaves on this easy-to-grow perennial plant! Bees and butterflies love the yellow flowers! The mounds form neat and tidy domes of brilliant color, staying just 6 inches in height but spreading into rounded 8-12 inch wide mounds!

Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9, Lemon Drop is also known as Stonecrop, which are xeric, adaptable little perennial ornamentals that do well in a wide range of conditions except shade and soggy ground! This plant is a tender perennial and will completely defoliate and die back to the main rootstock in the winter, but come spring you'll enjoy a flush of fresh new, uniform growth!

Planting and Application:

These bright gems are perfect for running along the edge of a landscaping bed, easing the transition between lawn and garden! The bright color easily calls attention to itself anywhere you plant it! Let ramble and fill in between larger shrubs, and as skirting at the base of trees or sculptures, and your mailbox will never be missed once Lemon Drop starts to bloom!

Rows, groupings, and en masse plantings call the most attention! Create large swaths or clusters everywhere in your landscape to tie it all together! These spreading mounding perennials are ideal as living mulch or groundcover, filling bare ground, slow erosion on slopes, and creating a spectacle out of a hard-to-mow hillside!

Top retaining walls, plant throughout the Rock Garden, brighten the edges of a Cottage garden, or line a set of stone steps, these little gems are up to the challenge! Because Sedum thrives in drier soils, it is a welcome addition to the rugged conditions of the average sun garden, thrives in the harsh hell strip, and is recommended for use around the fire-wise landscape!

This neat and tidy mounded Stonecrop is perfect for both formal and informal plantings in the sun! Pop a few into container gardens and planters to keep the theme going on your porch or patio too! Even window boxes and balconies can enjoy these brilliant sunspots!

  • Bright Yellow Flowers in Late Summer
  • Frosty Green Spreading Succulent Foliage
  • Bees & Butterflies Flock To Them!
  • Uniform Mounding Stonecrop
  • Rock Gardens, Accents, Edging, Containers & En Masse Groundcover

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This is a low-maintenance plant that is very content to just be! Lemon Drop actually thrives in full sun and poor soil but can do well in pampered garden conditions too. During the first season, give it a medium amount of water on a regular basis. After the fleshy roots are well-established in your soil, you can ease off on the supplemental water. We always recommend that you protect your investment with water in a prolonged drought. Even though Sedum is a water-wise perennial, they do appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the root zone to keep more moisture consistency in the soil.

For a clean-looking appearance, prune back the old foliage that died back in the winter, before new growth begins in the early spring. Once you plant it and get it well established, you'll never have to bother with it again, save for when you want to divide it to share with friends or to expand its territory in your own garden.

  • Loves Sun & Heat
  • Thrives in Almost Any Well-Drained Soil - Poor Soil Tolerant
  • Regular Moisture At First - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune Down in Very Early Spring
  • Cold-Hardy & Heat-Resistant
  • Deer Don't Prefer This Gorgeous Plant

Brighten your world with the sweet little Lemon Drop Stonecrop Sedum from Nature Hills! Neat and tidy flowering ornamentals that stand up to sun, heat, and drought - delivered straight to your doorstep from our nurseries!

Stonecrop Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grow And Care For Sedum?

Also known as Stonecrop, Sedum need full sun for the most flowers and very well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Prune down in the very early spring.

Will Sedum come back every year?

Sedum are reliable perennials so long as they have well-drained soil year-round.

What happens to Sedum in winter?

Sedum are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves after frost and die back to the ground. They leave behind ornamental dried flowers and stems for winter interest. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

Will Stonecrop spread quickly?

Stonecrop or Sedum will not spread or become invasive, staying put where it's planted as low-growing mounding plants.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Stonecrop Sedum for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Lemon Drop Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Sedum 'Lemon Drop'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 inches
Mature Spread 8 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color Brilliant Yellow
Foliage Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No