Sedum Mexicanum is slated to be the Annual Plant of the Year for 2019, and I’m delighted to be growing a trial plan from Proven Winners to test it out ahead of time.
Like all creeping sedums, Sedum Mexicanum is a low growing plant that should stay well under 6 inches tall. The spread for each plant is reputed to be approximately 12 inches across.
It’s a full sun to part shade growing plant.
The great thing about this is it is incredibly heat and drought tolerant.
You’ll be able to use it in containers or your sunny landscape.
This is a zone seven hardy plant. So do not confuse this with the hardy, perennial sedums as it will not tolerate frost or freezing temperatures. If you’re looking for a hardy version of this plant, let me suggest Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ which pretty much looks the same.
Notes and review.
I received this plant in the spring of 2018 as a review plant from Proven Winners. It was planted in my front full sun garden far away from the Sedum ‘Angelina’.
Planted in the garden the first week of June, 2018.
This plant really picked a heck of a year to take up residence in my garden. We’ve had tons of heat – well over 85F and keeping the garden watered was an every-second-day adventure. Between the heat and lack of rain, there are a great many plants struggling in the gardens but this sedum isn’t one of them.
Having said that, this sedum is growing well if not really, really quickly. (nothing in my garden is growing quickly this year) and I really do like its golden foliage.
I have the single plant in the ground but I can see where it would be a stunning plant in a container.