‘Angelina’ is a bright chartreuse stonecrop.

Until the patent expires, unauthorized vegetative propagation (cloning) of ‘Angelina’ stonecrop, Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, is still illegal. However, it regularly flaunts its own unlawful proliferation wherever dislodged bits of stem can find anything to take root into. It can be just as happy to root into cracked concrete as in bare soil. Yet, it is a surprisingly complaisant small scale ground cover that cascades only several inches over stones, low retaining walls or the edges of planters.

Without getting more than four inches deep, stems root as they creep indefinitely but slowly along the ground. The bright yellowish evergreen foliage and bright yellow flowers that bloom about now contrast nicely with darker green or bronze foliage. Exposed foliage can get blushed with orange in winter. Shabby plants regenerate vigorously after getting pruned back. Pruning scraps sprinkled over bare soil and lightly mulched with finely textured compost will happily but illegally grow into more of the same. ‘Angelina’ stonecrop likes somewhat regular watering, but can survive with less.


6 thoughts on “‘Angelina’ Stonecrop

  1. I just love these patented plants! This is a prime example of what I mean when I tell people “plants can’t read.” Angelina is rooted all over my steps and stone walls–with no help at all from me! If a tiny piece breaks off, it roots. So it is now rooted in the cracks of the steps, in with other sedum on top of the wall, along the base wherever a piece might have broken off…I don’t mind. But I also did nothing to help it. Save me from the plant police if they come looking.


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    1. As much as I happen to like this one for its eagerness to proliferate, I could do without patented plants nowadays. All the best were already invented a long time ago. I really was not aware that this one was still patented.


    1. Yes, they do that. I never purchased the plant, but got a bit with some bearded iris that were removed from a client’s garden. I did not groom the iris until I got back, and then just tossed the debris aside. That is how it this sedum, as well as ‘Blue Spruce’ got started.

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