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Sedum

Botanical Name
Sedum species
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
2 to 24 inches
Width
15 to 24 inches
Flowers
Summer thru fall: white, pink, red, lavender, yellow, orange; turn a rust red after frost
Light
Full sun (some will take light shade)
Soil
Well-drained to dry, adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 15 to 20 inches apart
  • Floppy plants in shade and rich soils
  • Cut back 8 inch plants in half in June to promote stout, compact growth with no flopping
  • Do not deadhead late bloomers, save for winter interest
  • Deadhead summer bloomers for aesthetics
Problems
Anthracnose, aphids, crown rot in poorly draining soils
Varieties
  • Vera Jameson - red-purple stems and leaves with pink flowers
  • Purple Emperor - 15 inches, smoky purple-red foliage and dusty red flowers

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