Yellow Stonecrop - Sedum lanceolatum - Perennial
From the Foothills to the Alpine, this tiny yet showy succulent can light up a rocky mountainside with it's bright color. To 4", this fleshy leafed beauty changes it's green stems and leaves into a deep maroon in fall. The tiny star-like yellow flowers gain a reddish tinge. Yes, this is a perfect rock garden plant, I see it nestled amongst the rocks, even on road cuts, rock outcroppings and in rocky fields. It like good drainage, coarse or sandy loam and full sun.
Easy to grow from seed or by little plantlets growing on the stem that drop to the ground and take root. Let it make a stand!
Plant in spring or summer, barely cover the tiny seed.
Collected from 9-10,000'.