Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

Cultivating plants, people and communities since 1977

Succulents have rarely been displayed in such abundance in the Pacific Northwest!

The goals of this garden are to:

  • Observe a large number of available specimens in a soil microclimate created especially for them 
  • Develop conclusions about their vigor and hardiness over the course of several seasons 
  • Experiment with cultivation and propagation

Hens and chicks (genus Sempervivum) and stonecrop (genus Sedum) are easy-to-grow, disease-resistant, insect-resistant, and hardy in this area (zone 8). They come in a wide variety of textures, shapes, sizes, and colors. They are drought-tolerant, easy to propagate, and considered low-maintenance. They require well-drained soil and full sun for optimum growth.

In this garden, these conditions are met by planting in a raised bed that is slanted in the direction of the sun and amending the soil with 25% coarse sand, 25% volcanic pumice, and 50% previously-used nursery soil. The top-dressing of small pebbles is used to hold the shallow-rooted plants in place, minimize soil disruption from water, soil splashing on plants, and to regulate soil temperature.

Don’t bother trying to trace the heritage of a named cultivar, it may be impossible. The species are often not easy to identify, even a single clone can look very different under various growing conditions and at
different times of the year.

(Planted July 2015)

Succulent Garden Plant List

Area#Botanical NameCultivar
11Sempervivum 'Othello'
12Sempervivum 'Silver Olympic'
13Sempervivum 'Sir William Lawrence'
14Jovibarba 'Hedgehog'
15Sempervivum 'Spring Beauty'
16Sempervivum 'Oddity'
17Sempervivum 'Emerald Giant'
18Sempervivum 'Chairchin'
19Sempervivum 'El Toro'
110Sempervivum 'Happy'
111Sempervivum 'Red Heart'
112Sempervivum 'Hester'
113Sempervivum 'Pacific Devil's Food'
114Sempervivum 'Silver King'
115Sempervivum 'Donna Rose'
116Sempervivum 'Excaliber'
117Sempervivum 'Hey Hey'
118Sempervivum 'Hopewell'
119Sempervivum 'Heigham Red'
120Sempervivum 'Rubrum Borsch'
121Sempervivum 'More Honey'
122Sempervivum 'Elene'
123Sempervivum 'Gay Jester'
124Sempervivum 'Black Velvet'
125Sempervivum 'Glowing Embers'
126Sempervivum 'Lively Bug'
127Sempervivum 'Frost and Flame'
128Sempervivum 'Red Flush'
129Sempervivum 'Witchery'
130Sempervivum 'Common Houseleek'
131Sempervivum 'Mulberry Wine'
132Sempervivum 'Saturn'
133Sempervivum 'Pacific Shadows'
135Sempervivum 'Fire Dragon'
136Sempervivum 'Mayfair Hybrid'
137Sempervivum 'Pink Pearl'
138Sempervivum 'Bedazzled'
139Sempervivum 'Baby Star'
140Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice'
141Sempervivum 'Fuzzy Wuzzy'
142Sempervivum 'Racey'
143Sempervivum 'Dynamo'
144Sempervivum 'Climax'
145Sempervivum 'Belladonna'
146Sempervivum 'Pittonii'
147Sempervivum 'Bronco'
148Sempervivum 'Sunset'
149Sempervivum 'Lennik's Glory'
150Sempervivum 'Jade Rose'
151Sempervivum 'Twilight Blues'
152Sempervivum 'Precious'
153Sempervivum 'Pluto'
154Orostachys 'Chinese Hat'
155Sedum 'Wildfire'
156Sempervivum 'Chocolate'
157Sempervivum 'Spumanti'
158Sempervivum 'Metalicum'
159Sempervivum 'Maria Laach'
160Sempervivum 'Icicle'
161Sempervivum 'Legolas'
162Rosularia 'Chrysantha'
163Sempervivum 'Pyrenaicum'
164Sempervivum 'Apple Blossom'
165Sempervivum 'Fame'
166Sedum 'Firecracker'
167Sedum polytrichoides 'Chocolate Ball'
168Sedum oregonense 'Creamy Stonecrop'
169Sedum album 'Baby Tears'
170Phedimus spurius 'Fuldaglut'
171Phedimus kamtschaticus 'The Edge'
172Hylotelephium 'Cherry Tart'
173Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'
174Phedimus spurius 'Tricolor'
175Petrosedum rupestre 'Angelica'
176Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Russian stonecrop'
177Sedum rubens 'Lizard'
178Sedum dasyphyllum 'Major'
179Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Russian stonecrop'
180Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatum'
181Sedum 'Sunsplash'
182Sedum album 'Coral Carpet'
183Hylotelephium sieboldii 'October Daphne'
184Petrosedum rupestre 'Angelina'
185Sedum album 'Black Pearl'
186Petrosedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce'
187Sedum 'Atlantis'
188Delosperma 'Orange Wonder'
189Sedum hispanicum 'Tiny Buttons'
190Sedum hispanicum 'Button'
191Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
192Sedum cauticolum 'Lidakense'
193Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Russian stonecrop'
194Phedimus kamtschaticus
195Lewisia 'Tutti Frutti'
21Sedum album 'Murale'
22Delosperma 'Mountain Flame'
23Delosperma 'Moon Stone'
24Delosperma 'Garnett'
25Delosperma 'Topaz'
26Hylotelephium 'Thundercloud'
27Hylotelephium telephium 'Purple Emperor'
28Hylotelephium telephium 'Frosted Fire'
29Hylotelephium telephium 'Matrona'
210Delosperma 'Golden Wonder'
211Hylotelephium telephium 'Cherry Truffle'
212Hylotelephium telephium 'Autumn Fire'
213Hylotelephium telephium 'Class Act'
214Phedimus 'Dragon's Blood'
215Hylotelephium telephium 'Elsie's'
216Hylotelephium 'Bertrum Anderson'
217Hylotelephium 'Touchdown Flame'
218Delosperma 'PS Fave'
219Hylotelephium 'Crazy Ruffles'
220Delosperma 'Lavender Ice'
221Delosperma 'Amethyst'
222Delosperma 'Peridot'