Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Sedum dendroideum

2 to 3 feet tall, yellow flowers. Low growing shrub, very hardy. Great in planter strips.

Sedum furfuraceum

Round leaves speckled green and red. White flowers in summer. Will grow on creeping stems that turn upwards and can make a good rock garden and hanging basket plant.

Sedum hispanicum v. purpureum

S. hispanicum v. minus “Purpureum”

Lush, thick springy mound of tiny rosettes, will spread as a groundcover. Plant between stepping stone. Deeper purple color in winter. Great as a moss-like succulent in terrariums and rock gardens.

Sedum kimnachii

Lush, thick green leaves, yellow flowers. Makes a great and dense succulent groundcover

Sedum lineare “Variegatum”

Low growing, to 6″ high, and tough. Will form lots of stems with tiny cream and green striped leaves. Works great on slopes and hillsides. Makes a good contrast plant for bonsais.

Sedum lucidum

Round fat leaves in compact rosettes on short stems. Red edged in sun. White flowers with red centers. Will grow along the ground, scrambling over rocks, trailing over walls and rooting as it goes.

Sedum makinoi “Limelight”

Small lime-green sedum, trailing stems. Can be planted between pavers. Yellow flowers in summer attract butterflies.

Sedum oaxacanum

Lush, thick springy groundcover of tiny thick-leafed rosettes

Sedum palmeri

Trailing stonecrop, grows 6-8″ tall. Yellow flowers.


Small to medium-sized alpine succulents. Cold hardy, but generally do not like heat.

Senecio peregrinus

Fascinating little diving dolphin-shaped thick ovoid leaves leaping all over the long trailing stems. Rot-prone, keep dry. Bluish hue with more sun.

Sinningia tubiflora

Tuberous caudex to 6″, stems to 12″. One of the few caudexes that can grow from leaf cuttings.