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Date Photo Taken: 06/10/2012
Location: Rockport, Mass
Posted By: t4crafton


I saw this growing in someome’s yard among large rocks while visiting Rockport, Mass. I sopke with the owner and he said they planted it so it is not growing wild. He could not remember the name. He said it has bright yellow flowers all summer long. What is it?


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a variety of stonecrop: Sedum ellacombianum.

    June 30th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
  2. t4crafton Registered says:

    Thanks Bobby. Looks like it won’t grow here in ATL since it is only hardy to zone 5. I appreciate your help.

    July 1st, 2012 at 7:43 am
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    t4crafton, apparently Sedum ellacombianum or Yellow stoncrop is a subspecies of Russian sedum, Sedum kamtschaticum or Orange sedum. They look identical to me but Sedum kamtschaticum will grow in the Atlanta area. Check this link from the UGA field trials

    July 1st, 2012 at 6:52 pm
  4. Donna Unregistered says:

    If it’s hardy in zone 5, wouldn’t it be hardy in Atlanta (zone 7) too? Zone 7 is warmer than zone 5.

    July 6th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

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