Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Also tolerates drought and heat. Thrives in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Plants will naturalize to form an excellent ground cover.
Sedum lineare is a mat-forming evergreen stonecrop that is native to eastern Asia. It typically grows to 4" tall but spreads to 12" or more wide. Narrow, linear to linear-lanceolate leaves (to 1 1/4" long) are light green. Yellow flowers (to 5/8" wide) bloom in cymes in late spring to early summer. Sedums are commonly called stonecrops in reference to the fact that many of the sedum species plants are typically found in the wild growing on rocky or stony ledges.