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sedum.jpgSedum (seed-um), stonecrop; Crassulaceae Family. Tough, hardy, ubiquitous, drought-resistant perennials, mostly of the North Temperate Zone, that may well be called the backbone of an easy-maintenance rock garden. Sedum are enormously useful in an endless variety of situations – besides steps, on walls and at the front edge of borders. They are mostly low spreaders, with succulent, often evergreen leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped, white, yellow, red, pink or rarely blue flowers. All thrive in full sun and almost any well-drained soil.

Looking for a robust, versatile, drought tolerant, low maintenance plant that can work in challenging locations? Sedums are commonly called stonecrops because they are often found in the wild growing on rocky or stony ledges.

Sedum are succulents which have low water and maintenance requirements. Flourishing in almost any well-drained, sunny spot, they are not particular about soil fertility or pH. Well drained, lean soils are preferred especially during the colder months, as winter wetness can be deadly. Sedum's shallow root system and water requirements make them ideal candidates for use in vegetated or green roofs.

The genus Sedum (about 400 worldwide species) is just one of 33 genera within the family Crassulaceae, other familiar members include Kalanchoe, Crassula (Jade plant), Echeveria and Sempervivum (both known as Hens and Chicks). Succulent foliage enables these plants to withstand extended periods of drought and neglect, but it is their versatility and beauty that make them easy to grow and appreciate.

Foliage color ranges from green through yellow, red, burgundy and blue, while flowers can be white, yellow, pink or red with many combinations of the two categories. Growth habit can vary from low ground cover, creeping type plants, to those of a more showy upright stature. Flowering can begin as early as mid summer (especially the ground covers) but it is in the late summer to autumn that these plants come into their own with the taller selections providing color and food for late season butterflies and then continuing to hold their form over the colder months to help with winter interest in the garden.

Common names include Stonecrop and Live Forever, both fairly indicative of the ease with which these plants grow. The genus name of Sedum comes from the Latin sedo: to sit. The assumption being that the plants will take root and 'sit' wherever segments that may break off of the parent plant may find a home. Sedum are generally very easy to propagate from stem cuttings and seed.

The International Botanical Congress has suggested that several species be removed from Sedum and now classified as Hylotelephium. Upright Sedum such as S. spectabile, S. sieboldii, and S. telephium and their cultivars may now also be referred to as Hylotelephium.

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. Divide sedum every 3 to 4 years to maintain compact growth habit. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also help prevent them from splitting. 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.

 

  • Sedum 'Spellbound'
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    Sedum 'Spellbound' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Spellbound' PPAF (25) bare root clumps Soft pink buds open to cream flowers, which bubble over a domed habit of gray-green leaves. A great choice for late summer/early fall interest. Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which...

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  • Sedum 'Yellow Brick Road' 
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    Sedum 'Yellow Brick Road' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Yellow Brick Road' PPAF (25) bare root clumps Common Name: StonecropLooking for a beautiful groundcover? 'Yellow Brick Road' is your answer! This perennial will cover its dark green leaves and red stems with fine-textured yellow flowers mid to...

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  • Sedum 'Pride and Joy'
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    Sedum 'Powderpuff' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Powderpuff' PPAF (25) bare root clumps Common Name: StonecropJust like the applicator used for applying makeup, this Stonecrop will produce a billowy, puffy dome of bright rosy pink flowers in late summer to early fall. Earlier in the season, when...

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  • Sedum 'Boogie Woogie'
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    Sedum 'Boogie Woogie' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Boogie Woogie' PPAF ROCK 'N GROW® Collection (25) bare root clumps Common Name: StonecropPeople love variegation in perennials, and this is an exciting new option! Enter 'Boogie Woogie', a fantastic summer-flowering groundcover type that will...

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  • Sedum 'Superstar'
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    Sedum 'Superstar' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Superstar' PPAF (25) Bare Root Plants Common Name: StonecropThis low maintenance, compact Stonecrop will be the star of your late summer garden. Dark turquoise succulent leaves have a smoky gray overlay. Later in the season, rosy pink flowers with...

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  • Sedum 'Steel the Show'
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    Sedum 'Steel the Show' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Steel the Show' PPAF (25) Bare Root Plants Common Name: StonecropSedum is a genus that tends to be overlooked throughout the summer, but comes into laser sharp focus in late summer to early fall. 'Steel the Show' is the perfect groundcover to add...

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  • Sedum 'Bundle of Joy'
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    Sedum 'Bundle of Joy' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Bundle of Joy' PPAF (25) Bare Root Plants Common Name: StonecropIf you love 'Pure Joy' for its fantastic can't-be-beat habit and short stature, you'll love 'Bundle of Joy'. This is a white flowering sport of 'Pure Joy', the same exemplary...

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  • Sedum 'Popstar'

    Sedum 'Popstar' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Popstar' PPAF - Proven Winners ROCK 'N GROW Collection Common name: Stonecrop This low maintenance perennial will be the star of your late summer garden.  In the summer, blue-green foliage appears on grey-purple stems with a dense, full...

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  • Sedum ?????Little Miss Sunshine?????

    Sedum 'Little Miss Sunshine' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Little Miss Sunshine' PPAF (25) BR Plants Common Name: Stonecrop This groundcover Sedum is perfect for rock gardens, combination containers, or the front of the border. 'Little Miss Sunshine' is prized for its incredibly dark green, glossy...

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  • Sedum 'Night Embers' PPAF
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    Sedum 'Night Embers' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Night Embers' PPAF (25) BR Plants Height: 24-26 Inches; Spread: 24-26 Inches Flower Color: Pink shades; Foliage Color: Near-black shades, Purple shades Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Sun or Shade?: Full sun Wet or...

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  • Sedum 'Frosted Fire' (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Frosted Fire' (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Frosted Fire' (25) BR Plants Height: 12-15 Inches, Spread: 18 InchesFlower Color: Pink shades, Foliage Color: Green shadesHardiness Zone: 3 - 9Full sun Blooms Late summer - Mid-fall, Fall seasonal interest Similar to AUTUMN CHARM™,...

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  • Sedum 'Lemonjade' PPAF
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    Sedum 'Lemonjade' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Lemonjade' PPAF (25) BR Plants Unique yellow flowered selection; popular color with designers Bright citron yellow flowers in early fall followed by rosy peach seed heads Clean, grey-green foliage stays nice all season Stocky, broadly mounded...

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  • Sedum 'Firecracker'
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    Sedum 'Firecracker' PPAF (25) BR Plants

    Sedum 'Firecracker' PPAF - SUNSPARKLER Series Greater vigor and more robust habitDensely branched, weed-suppressing groundcoverBurgundy red color all season longVibrant pink flowers from late summer into early fall Height: 6 inchesZones 4-9Replacement...

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  • Sedum lineare 'Sea Urchin'

    Sedum lineare 'Sea Urchin' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum lineare 'Sea Urchin' Common Name: stonecrop Type: Herbaceous perennial Family: Crassulaceae Native Range: Southeastern China, Japan Zone: 6 to 9 Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet Bloom Time: June to July Bloom...

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  • Sedum tetractinum 'Chinese Sedum'

    Sedum tetractinum 'Chinese Sedum' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum tetractinum 'Chinese Sedum' Stonecrop Zones 4 to 8; Sun. Vigorous, spreading stonecrop that typically grows to 3 inches height. Evergreen has round, flat green leaves; turns reddish-bronze in the fall. Bright yellow flower clusters rise just...

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  • Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'

    Sedum spurium 'Tricolor' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum spurium 'Tricolor' a/k/a Variegatum Stonecrop Zones 4 to 8, Sun to filtered sun.3 to 4 inches tall and 12 to 15 inches wide. Sage green and snowy-white foliage rimmed in pink or red with, tiny pink flowers may bloom in June - July. Ten (10)...

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  • Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'

    Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet' Common Name: stonecrop Zones 3 to 9. Full sun. Plants reach 3 to 4 inches tall and 12 to 15 inches wide; creeping groundcover habit; semi-evergreen. Growth rate: moderate.'Red Carpet' spreads a little slower than most...

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  • Sedum spurium 'John Creech' offers tight growing blue-green foliage with pink flowers in summer and tolerates light foot traffic. Hardy from zone 3-8.

    Sedum spurium 'John Creech' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum spurium John Creech Stonecrop Zones 3 to 9; Sun. Vigorous, spreading stonecrop that typically grows to 2 inches height. Semi-evergreen has small, scalloped, green leaves with serrated edges. Pink flowers appear above the foliage in fall. Quickly...

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  • Sedun Lemon Ball

    Sedum rupestre 'Lemon Ball' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum rupestre 'Lemon Ball' Common Name: 'Lemon Coral' stonecrop Zones 7 to 11, hardy to 5F. Full sun. Plants reach 3 to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide; creeping groundcover habit; semi-evergreen. Growth rate: moderate. Needle-like yellow foliage...

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  • Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce'

    Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce' aka Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce' Zones 3 to 9; Sun. Spreading stonecrop that typically grows to 4 to 6 inches height. Blue-green needle-like semi-evergreen foliage. Bright yellow blooms cover the plants in late spring to...

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  • Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

    Sedum rupestre 'Angelina' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum rupestre Angelina Stonecrop Zones 3 to 11. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.Mature height 3 to 5 inches, spread 15 to 18 inches. Vigorous, low creeping, evergreen, mat-forming, groundcover with needle-shaped, golden yellow foliage that...

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  • Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' tolerates sun to light shade settings while offering tiny, round golden yellow leaves.  Hardy from zone 6-9.

    Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' (10)ct Flat

    Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' a/k/a stonecrop. Zone: 6 to 9. Full sun to light shade. Mature size: 2 inch height, forms a dense mat creeping to 12 inches wide or more. Tiny bright gold, round leaves with pink flush. Small, star-like, yellow-green flowers in...

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