Grow: Sedum

Sedum, also called stonecrop, is one versatile plant. With its succulent foliage topped by yellow, pink or white flowers, sedums are a must addition to any garden environment.

photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

You can grow sedums in the landscape or perennial border, pot them in a container or add them to your rock garden; in all cases they will thrive given enough sun and well drained soil.

One of the most dependable is Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, but there are dozens of varieties available, including a low-growing ground cover that reaches just two inches tall.

On many varieties, the flower heads age to brown for an ornamental feature in the winter garden.

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