Sedum 'Coppertone' grows best in nutrient-poor, sandy or rocky soil with good drainage. For best color and form, plant in a location that will receive full sun or light afternoon shade.
Color intensity can be affected by temperature, soil pH, soil moisture, and light. The intensity of the coppery-orange color will fade to golden-green or green if grown in too much shade. The orange color is most intense on the new growth.
Low light levels will cause the stems to stretch, leaving gaps in between the leaf nodes, and creating an unattractive shape.
Water deeply right after planting to help establish roots; allow the soil to dry in between waterings. Once established, Coppertone Sedum tolerates drought, heat, and humidity. Although drought tolerant, Sedum nussbaumerianum will look better with supplemental irrigation in summer in hotter, arid climates.
Coppertone Sedum requires little maintenance. Cut back stems as needed to maintain size and shape. Pinch tips in the spring to encourage dense growth. Use hand shears to remove spent flower stems and maintain a tidy appearance.
Adding a soil amendment like Kellogg Palm & Cactus Mix as a light top dressing each year will keep it growing strong.