Herb latin name: Sedum oreganum

Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)

Edible parts of Sedum oreganum:

Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:


15 cm
(6 inches)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Chiefly montane on rock ledges, gravelly ridges and talus slopes.

Other uses of Sedum oreganum:

Plants can be grown as a ground cover when planted about 25cm apart each way.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - surface sow in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. If sufficient growth is made, it is possible to plant them out during the summer, otherwise keep them in a cold-frame or greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year. Division is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though is probably best done in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Cultivation of Sedum oreganum:

Chiefly montane on rock ledges, gravelly ridges and talus slopes.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Sedum oreganum:

Although not poisonous, if large quantities of this plant are eaten it can cause a stomach upset.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.