| Sedum 'Carl' (25) plants
Common name: Stonecrop-Autumn. a/k/a Hylotelephium
Zones 3 to 9.
Plants reach 18 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide, compact, rounded, upright habit.
Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow.
Large clusters of brilliant magenta pink flowers on reddish stems from late summer into fall. Not the muted pink color of some older sedums. Rounded, slightly serrated, grey green leaves form a densely mounded, upright clump. Stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads; and if left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.
Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but it is extremely urban tolerant. Sedum can be grown in highly stressful sites around rockery with thin, poor, or very dry soils, of various pH, low fertility, extreme heat, drought, and high light reflectance; however, it is not tolerant of wet or poorly drained soils. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open.
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Thick, succulent leaves which can store water, allow established sedum to withstand periods of drought. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases.
Excellent as a border plant, container, cut flower or foliage, dried flower or seed heads, drought tolerant, mass plantings, and salt tolerant. Attracts butterflies, Rabbit resistant.