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Sedum

Uses:

  • Rock Gardens
  • Wildlife Gardens
  • Containers & Planters

Features:

  • Low Maintenance
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts Pollinators

Sunlight:

  • Full Sun
  • 6+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Sedum is the plant that you should start out with as a gardener. It survives anything, but is not a pest. It adds shape and body to your garden and comes in a host of colors. It is a succulent without looking like a spiky cactus. The best of many worlds in our book. It is a wonderful plant that can create rivers of color in the garden without going overboard.

It looks good almost all year long, and in summer it is just plain cute and it is nothing if not consistent. People will think you can grow plants well if you have a few sedums because they grow in a pretty clump and grow in any situation.


Why Buy Sedum Online?

Sedum is a large genus of 400+ different flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae. It is an under-utilized plant in the garden. The plants are drought tolerant, attract bees and butterflies, provide interest even in the winter, and will spread slowly throughout the garden. We cannot think of any downsides of this plant, and it belongs in most every garden! The plants have thick succulent leaves that are able to store water for periods of drought. Commonly known as stonecrops, these plants survive in poor conditions and are easy to care for. 

The Best Way To Use Sedum

Gardeners simply need to plant sedum in an area that gets at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day, then forget about the plants. Most sedum do best in full sun, and all require soil that is well drained. Once established, the plants require minimal care. These also work well in garden planters since you don’t need to worry about the plants drying out too fast. Most sedum bloom in late summer and produce nectar rich flowers that are red, yellow or white. The flowers are a favorite of butterflies and you will often see more than butterfly on each plant. Sedum is also deer resistant and winter hardy in growing zones 3 to 8.

  • Commonly known as stonecrops

  • Thick succulent leaves that store water

  • Flowers that are red, yellow or white

  • Growing zones 3 to 8

Sedum Companion Plants

Plants that go well with sedum are sun loving annuals, perennials and shrubs that prefer well drained soil. Some of our favorite plants to grow with sedum are hens and chicks, yarrow, daylilies, dianthus, coneflowers, boxwood and arborvitae.