Sedum nussbaumerianum Succulent, also known as Coppertone Stonecrop, is a groundcover with light green rounded leaves that have a coppery-red color in the sun. The stems grow about 7 or 8 inches tall and then begin to trail making them a good specimen for hanging baskets or walls. In warmer climates they will bloom starting in the late winter to early spring with white, star-shaped flowers that are fragrant. Sedum nussbaumerianum is not a cold hardy succulent and needs to be overwintered inside or replanted in the spring after frost threats have passed.
Coppertone Stonecrop was first discovered by Carl Albert Purpus. He found it in a ravine by a sulphur spring in Vera Cruz, Mexico around 1906. In 1923, a German botanist named it after the head gardener of the Bremen Botanic Garden, Ernst Nussbaumer.
Succulents tend to be drought tolerant and prefer poor soil conditions that drain very well. Some varieties can take a light freeze. Try succulents in a rock garden or in a succulent wall. Some even do well in a terrarium.
Spacing: Plant 6″ to 8″ apart.
Height: Grows 3″ to 6″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in sun to partial shade.
Outstanding Features: They are easily propagated by taking a leaf cutting or cutting one of the runners.
Tips: Drought and heat tolerant. Overwatering can cause root rot.
Uses:Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Rock Gardens, and Xeriscapes.