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Sedum is part of the Sedum genus and its scientific name is Sedum. It is a flower / succulent that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally reaching to a mature height of 1.24 feet (38.0 cm). This plant is a great attractor for butterflies and bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Sedum is a great choice. Popular varieties of Sedum with home gardeners are Autumn Joy, Purple Emperor, Angelina, Vera Jameson and Matrona.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sedum have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sedum

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Pinch back in June or July to increase flowering and reduce height.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Zone 3 to 9 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Keep in mind when planting that Sedum is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Sedum to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Sedum from seed

Transplanting Sedum

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sedum is a very hardy plant.

Common Sedum problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Sedum plants:

Other names for Sedum

Stonecrop, Showy stonecrop, Sedum

Misspellings: Seedum

Latest Sedum Reviews

  • 30 Jun 2014

    mlgreenlun mlgreenlun's Sedum repustre 'Angelina' was Reviewed day 43

    Getting leggy in container. Will try fertilizing with rose food. Would like something bushier for this shallow container.

    3 stars

  • 06 Sep 2013

    Bojickwoman Bojickwoman's Sedum Pure Joy was Reviewed day 1580

    very reliable plant year after year. Got these as a freebie and have split them multiple times to make new plants.

    5 stars

  • 23 May 2013

    johnr johnr's Sedum Lydium was Reviewed day 2580

    I have had this alpine sedum for 7 years now. Very good for planting in pots and walls, etc. but NOT in a bed. It is very invasive and spreads everywhere. I now count it as a weed.

    1 stars

  • 21 Feb 2012

    Kevalsha Kevalsha's Sedum was Reviewed day 290

    Sedum is growing very well in containers. I have taken cutting for more containers.

    1 stars

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