Sedum morganianum 'Burrito'
Common Names: baby burro’s tail, donkey’s tail, stonecrop
Origin: Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Description: Sedum morganianium ‘Burrito’ is a succulent plant that grows in cascading habit (1,2,3,4). Its stems initially grow in an upright orientation, until their increasing length causes them to slump in a weeping fashion (1,2,4). The pendulous branches can grow up to 3ft in length and become quite heavy from the weight of its leaves. The leaves are each less than an inch long, have a green-blue hue and a powdery bloom coating their surface, sometimes giving it a silver coloration (1,2,4,9). Traditional Sedum morganianum and the ‘Burrito’ cultivar are nearly identical in appearance, aside from one key difference (4,9,10). The leaves of both are fleshy and turgid, however, Sedum morganianum has pointed leaves whereas the ‘Burrito’ cultivar has more blunt, rounded leaves (1,2,4,5). The leaves are densely packed along the stem in a spiraling position, and they are quite delicate, easily being dislodged from the stem when handled (1,2,6,9). Its flowers are less than an inch long and form on a pendulous cyme, usually having 1-6 flowers, each with a star shaped corolla of five petals (1,2,3,4). The petals range from pink to red in color, with bright yellow stamens, and the corolla is encased in a green fleshy sepal structure with light pink streaking (1,2,3). This plant develops seed capsules when pollinated (1).
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