Zones: 3 to 9
Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
Height: 6″ to 24″
Spread: 18″ to 24″
Sedums are succulents that have thick fleshy leaves and star shaped flowers in clusters that bloom in autumn.
They like dry, poorly-fertilized soil and actually prefer not to be watered too much. Which makes them perfect for growing in rock gardens, or in clay or sandy soil.
They are also deer and rabbit resistant.
Depending on the variety, Sedums can be grown as ground covers, on the edges of rock gardens or as a middle of the border plant.
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is an easy-to-grow variety with flowers that start out pink and turn to bronze as the weather gets cooler.
Since it is one of the last flowers to bloom before winter, it’s a great late-season nectar source for butterflies and bees.