Sedum Japonicum – Tokyo Sun – Stonecrop -Golden Japanese Stonecrop
Sedum japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun’ : Tiny bright yellow gold succulent foliage. Most yellow in full sun, more lime green in shade. Low growing mounding habit. Good ground cover and in rock and miniature gardens. Not as cold hardy as most sedums. Can be grown indoors with very bright light. Shade and moisture loving.
Prone to reversion. Since the typical green form is more vigorous, it will overtake the yellow if not promptly removed.
Tokyo Sun Stonecrop will grow to be only 2 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 7 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
August 29 2017
Diseases and Problems:
Sedum like well-drained, porous soil. Addition of grit or sharp sand will help porosity & drainage. Many varieties propagate by simply spreading leaves on the soil surface. To ensure division, remove top 2″ of plant tips and strip lower leaves form bottom of stem. Plant in well-drained soil mix and water after 2-3 days. Do not over water! New plants should be well established after 5-6 weeks. Fertilize with a low-nitrogen fertilizer 1-2 times during growing season.
Hardiness: Zone 8, 9, 10, 11 // Zone 8 = 10F = -12C
Light: Full Sun or part shade
Maximum Spread: 3″ tall x 8″ wide
Recommended Purpose: Miniature Garden, Ground Cover
Special Characteristic: Fast Grower, Easy to Propagate
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball, From herbaceous stem cuttings
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed