Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sedum

A large genus of succulent perennials that mostly prefer full sun on well drained soil. Propagation is easily done from division and stem cuttings taken during late summer. Larger growing Sedums such as 'Autumn Joy' can be propagated by cutting back by half during late spring then sticking the prunings in sandy soil - they root easily. Keep cuttings out of full sun until they have formed roots. Extremely drought tolerant as well as tolerant of heat, salt, excessive wind and even fire. The groundcover Sedums are popular for green roofs.
Sedums are not generally eaten by deer but do attract butterflies and bees.

* photo of unknown internet source



* photos taken on May 7 2014 @ London Town Gardens, Edgewater, MD


Sedum acre
Also called Sedum sarmentosum. A low carpet forming perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 3 feet. It may be invasive on some sites. May be used as a lawn substitute in dry climates with cold winters.
The tiny, triangular leaves are luxuriant bright green.
The bright yellow flowers are borne in clusters, up to 1.6 inches across, during early to late summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on just about any well drained soil. It is very tolerant of alkaline soils.

* photo of unknown internet source
* photo taken on June 14 2012 in Columbia, MD
* photos taken on Aug 27 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Columbia

* photos taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC


'Gold Moss'
Also called Sedum acre 'Aureum'. Forms a vigorous, spreading, ground hugging carpet, up to 6 inches x 2 feet, with foliage that is bright golden-yellow at first, later turning to bright green.

* photos taken on May 7 2014 @ London Town Gardens, Edgewater, MD


'Major'
Larger than average leaves and flowers.

'Octoberfest'
Mid-green foliage and creamy-white flowers, it is otherwise similar to the species.

Sedum aizoon ( Aizoon Stonecrop )
Also called Phedimus aizoon. A vigorous, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial, reaching up to 2.5 x 2 feet, that is native to Russia, Mongolia, northern & central China as well as Japan. Excellent for use in the front of flower borders. It also makes a good groundcover for dry sites. It is usually found on rock ledges in the wild.
The toothed, ovate leaves, up to 3.2 x 1 inches in size, are glossy deep green.
The golden-yellow flowers are borne on terminal clusters, up to 4 inches across, during mid-summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 7 in full sun on well drained soil. It is very drought and alkaline soil tolerant.

* photo taken on June 23 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


'Aurantiacum'
Orangish-yellow flowers.

Sedum alboroseum 'Mediovariegatum'
Upright and clumping in form, reaching up to 2 x 2 feet. The species is native from eastern Siberia; south to northern China to Japan.
The ovate leaves are luxuriant green with a large creamy-white blotch in the center.
The pale pink flowers are borne late summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on just about any well drained soil. It is very tolerant of alkaline soils.

* photos taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Columbia


Sedum album ( White Stonecrop )
A very fast growing, groundcover perennial, forming mats up to 8 inches x 4+ feet, that is native to Europe.
The evergreen foliage is bright green.
The white flowers are borne in clusters, up to 3.2 inches across, during early to mid summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 in full sun on very well drained soil.

'Coral Carpet'
Deep pinkish-red foliage during spring, autumn and winter; bright green during summer.
The flowers are pink.
It is otherwise similar to the species.

* photo taken on May 15 2014 in Columbia, MD


'Green Ice'
The foliage is olive-green throughout the year.
The flowers are white.
It is otherwise similar to the species.

* photos taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


'Murale' ( Coral Carpet Stonecrop )
Fast growing, spreading groundcover perennial, reaching up to 8 inches x 3 feet.
The rounded leaves are deep green turning to deep red during the cooler months.
The light pink to white flowers are borne all summer long.
Hardy zones 2 to 9 in full sun.

* photo taken on July 1 2014 in Columbia, MD


'Red Ice'
Blue-green foliage that turns deep red during fall and winter. The flowers are white. It is otherwise very similar to the species.

Sedum anacampseros
A clumping, deciduous perennial, reaching up to 10 x 12 inches.
The rounded blue-green leaves clasp onto the brown, trailing, snake-like stems.
The grayish-purple flowers are borne in clusters during mid to late summer.
Hardy zones 2 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum anglicum 'Love's Triangle' ( English Stonecrop )
A mat forming, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 1.5 feet. The species is native to western Europe.
The tiny leaves are powdery-blue.
The flowers are pale pink, borne late spring.
Hardy zones 6 to 8 in full sun on just about any well drained soil.

Sedum 'Autumn Charm'
Reaches up to 1.7 x 1.7 feet, with showy, fleshy, blue-green foliage that is boldly margined creamy-yellow. This cultivar is very stable and does not revert.
The huge, dense flower clusters are white in bud, opening to deep salmon-pink, later deepening to deep red.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun, drought tolerant. To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers.

Sedum 'Autumn Delight'
Moderate growing, reaching up to 2 feet x 28 inches, with bright yellow, toothed leaves with a narrow blue-green margin.
The very profuse, bright pink flowers are borne in huge clusters from mid summer through autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun, drought tolerant. To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
The vigorous, long lived hybrid between Sedum spectabile & Sedum telephium.
A perennial forming a clump, reaching a maximum size of 3 x 4.8 feet ( Hagerstown, MD - 2004 ).
Looks great especiall with Corepsis and Variegated Yuccas.
The succulent, light blue-green leaves are up to 5 ( rarely over 3 ) inches in length.
The pink flowers are borne in large clusters, up to 8 inches across, during late summer into mid autumn. The flowers later fade to pinkish-red to coppery-red.
The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Hardy zones 2 to 8 in full sun. To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers. This Sedum frequently flops over on moist sites if this pruning is not done.

* photo taken on Aug 20 2011 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on Oct 5 2011 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo of unknown internet source

* photo taken on April 27 2012 in Columbia, MD
* photo taken on Aug 30 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Sep 19 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Sep 29 2013 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo taken on July 24 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on on Aug 13 2014 in Ellicott City, MD

* photo taken on Sep 19 2014 in Howard Co., MD

* photo taken on Oct 2 2014 in Ellicott City, MD


Sedum 'Bertram Anderson'
A dense carpeting perennial, reaching up to 1.5 x 1.5 feet with rounded glossy deep blue to purple leaves up to 1 x 1 inch in size.
The showy, hot reddish-pink flowers are borne during mid to late summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum bodinieri
Upright and compact in growth, only reaching 10 inches in height.
The serrated leaves are deep green. The pink flowers are borne in large clusters during late summer.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum cauticola
A carpet-forming, deciduous, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 1 x 3.5 + feet, that is native to rock ledges in high mountains of Japan. It is endangered in the wild.
The rounded, fleshy leaves, up to 1 x 0.7 inches in size, are light bluish-gray, turning to reddish-bronze during winter. The leaves are borne on purplish stems.
The reddish-pink flowers are borne in clusters, up to 4 inches across, during late summer thru mid-autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun.

'Lidakense'
Broad blue-green leaves tinged with purple.
The flowers are intense deep pink.

Sedum 'Cherry Tart'

* photo taken on Aug 30 2016 in Columbia, MD


Sedum cyaneum
Forms a carpet or gray deciduous foliage and reddish-pink flowers borne in clusters during late summer.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

'Rose Carpet'
Foliage is powdery-blue.

Sedum dasyphyllum
A vigorous groundcover perennial, reaching up to 5 inches x 1.5 feet, that is native to northern Eurasia.
The fine small, evergreen foliage is downy light grayish-blue. The leaves look like bunches of Grapes standing upright.
The tiny, whitish-pink, starry flowers are borne in clusters during late spring.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on light, very well drained soil. Loves hot dry conditions.

* historical archive photo


var. glanduloferum'
Foliage is very woolly.

var 'Major'
Similar to species but with powdery blue-green foliage and white flowers.
Hardy zones 4 to 10 ( possibly colder ), this outstanding ornamental plant prefers partial shade and is a potential lawn substitute for green roofs.

Sedum divergens ( Pacific Stonecrop )
A vigorous, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 inches in height, that is native to western North America ( from Yakutat, Alaska to Atlin, British Columbia to Dawson Creek, B.C. to Jasper National Park, Alberta; south to far northern California ). The globular bright green leaves look like pearls. The foliage often turns to red during autumn. The leaves are actually good eaten fresh.
The bright golden-yellow flowers are borne during summer.
Hardy zones 2 to 9 in full sun.

Sedum 'Elsies Gold'
A sport of Sedum 'Autumn Joy', reaching up to 2.5 x 3 feet, with blue-green foliage that is variegated with a bold creamy-white edge.
The bronze-red flowers are borne on large heads during autumn.
Hardy zones 2 to 9

Sedum ewersii ( Pink Stonecrop )
An arching deciduous perennial, reaching up to 1 x 2.5 feet with rounded blue-green, deciduous leaves, up to 1 inch in length. It is native to central Asia.
The reddish-pink flowers are borne in dense clusters, from late summer into early autumn. The stems are blue-gray.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum 'Frosty Morn'
A very beautiful perennial, reaching up to 2.5 x 3 feet, with succulent, oval leaves, up to 6 x 3.5 inches in size.
The foliage is light blue green with broad white margins, turning reddish during autumn.
The pale pink flowers are borne late summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun.

* photo taken on August 2 2010 in Bayfield, Ontario


* photo taken on June 23 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


Sedum 'Golden Queen'
A carpet forming perennial with yellow foliage and golden-yellow flowers borne early to mid summer.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum hispanicum var minus ( Spanish Stonecrop )
A compact, dome shaped perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 2 feet.
The leaves are blue-gray with pink tips.
The pinkish-white flowers are borne in clusters during summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum kamtschaticum ( Russian Stonecrop )
Also called Phedimus kamtschaticus. A groundcover perennial, reaching up to 1 x 3.5+ feet. The species and all its forms are excellent for edging and groundcover. It is native rocky high mountain meadows in far eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Korea and northern Japan.
The toothed, spatula-shaped leaves are up to 1.5 x 1.2 inches in size. The luxuriant deep green foliage, often turns deep red during autumn.
The bright orange-yellow flowers are borne on loose clusters throughout summer.
The flowers attract butterflies.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun. Drought tolerant but prefers a moist site.

* photos taken on October 17 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.




var. 'ellacombeanum'
A vigorous groundcover perennial with intense bright green foliage and bright yellow flowers borne on stalks up to 1 foot in height.

var. 'floriferum 'Weihan Gold'
A rapid spreading, mat-forming groundcover perennial, reaching up to 8 inches x 3 feet in just 2 years.
It looks great in a rock garden. The luxuriant deep green leaves, up to 1.6 inches in length, turn to red during autumn.
The abundant, bright golden-yellow, starry flowers, up to 0.5 inches wide, are borne early to mid summer.

* photos taken on April 13 2010 in Columbia, MD

* Photos taken on June 1 2010 in Columbia, MD





* photo taken on Sep 12 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on June 5 2013 in Columbia, MD


var. 'middendorffianum'
A groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 3.5+ feet, with reddish-green foliage.
The toothed green leaves ( up to 1 x 0.2 inches in size ) are narrower than that of regular Sedum kamtschaticum. It is native to central Asia from Mongolia to Manchuria.
The bright yellow flowers are borne during summer.

* photos taken on June 5 2013 in Columbia, MD



'Variegatum' ( Variegated Russian Stonecrop )
The light green foliage is edged in creamy-white.
The golden-orange flowers appear later than the species.

* photo taken on July 13 2014 in Elkridge, MD

* photo taken on Apr 14 2017 in Columbia, MD


Sedum 'Lime Zinger'

* photos taken @ Smithsonian Inst, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014


Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' ( Needle Stonecrop )
A very fast growing, dense clumping groundcover perennial, reaching up to 10 inches x 3 feet, that is native to eastern Asia.
The foliage is light green with creamy-white stripes.
Hardy zones 6 to 9 in full sun. This shallow rooted, drought tolerant Sedum is the ideal plant for green roofs.

Sedum lydium
A low, mat-forming groundcover perennial, reaching a maximum size of 6 x 40 inches, that is native to Turkey. The small ferny, evergreen foliage is brilliant luxuriant mid-green ( often tinging red during summer ).
The small white flowers are borne in dense clusters during early summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum 'Lynda Windsor'
Moderate growing, upright and compact, reaching up to 1.5 x 2 feet. It looks great used in the border with some of the brighter plumes Pennisetums, in containers or in the border.
The foliage is glossy, very deep purple.
The deep red flowers are borne on tight, domed clusters, up to 3 inches across, during mid summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 7 in full sun on very well drained soil. It is disease resistant, salt tolerant and very easy to grow.

Sedum 'Maestro'
Reaches up to 2.5 x 2.5 feet, with very sturdy, upright, deep red stalks bearing blue-green foliage that turns deep purple-black in summers heat. The leaves are up to 4.5 x 2 inches in size.
The deep pink ( red in bud ) flowers are borne in large clusters up to 7 inches across.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 in full sun. Disease resistant and drought tolerant.
Resistant to leaf scorch, deer and rabbits. To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers.

* photos taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC

* photo taken on Aug 2 2013 in Stratford, Ontario


Sedum makinoi 'Ogon' ( Gold Japanese Woodland Sedum )
A dense, low, groundcover Sedum with small, rounded, golden-yellow foliage. Reaches up to 6 inches x 1.5 feet in 2 years, 4 feet across in 6 years, eventually to 5 feet across. The species is native to moist rocky woodland in far eastern China and Japan.
The leaves are up to 0.6 x 0.3 inches in size. The fleshy foliage on the species is bright green.
Hardy zones 7 to 9 ( 6 on very protected sites ) preferring moist, shady, rocky areas though also thriving in partial shade. It absolutely will not tolerate hot or reflected afternoon sun. Another cultivar 'S. makonoi 'Eco Mt Emei' is basically Sedum makinoi on steroids, reaching up to 6 inches x 6 feet in just 6 years.

Sedum 'Matrona'
A vase-shaped perennial, reaching up to 3.5 x 3 feet.
The leaves, up to 6 x 4 inches, are gray-green with rose-pink flushing. The leaves are borne on sturdy, upright, glossy red stems.
The pale pink flowers are borne in large clusters atop sturdy stems during late summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun. Loves hot dry sites. Deer resistant.

* photos of unknown internet source


* photo taken on June 12 in Howard Co., MD


Sedum maximum
A perennial forming a clump, up to 3 x 2 feet, that is native to Eurasia from France to the Caucasus. It is often considered to be a subspecies of Sedum telephium.
The broadly-ovate leaves, up to 5 x 2 inches in size, are deep green.
The yellowish-green flowers are borne in large clusters, up to 6 inches across, during late summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 in full sun.

'Atropurpureum'
Deep purplish-red stems and foliage.
The flowers are pink.

'Variegatum'
Foliage is variegated with creamy-yellow. The flowers are bronzy-red.

Sedum mexicanum ( Mexican Sedum )
A slow spreading, prostrate perennial, reaching a maximum height of 6 inches, that is native to Mexico.
The needle-like foliage is light green.
The yellow flowers are borne spring into early summer.
Hardy zones 4 to 8

Sedum morgianum ( Donkey's Tail )
A prostrate trailing perennial, often used in hanging baskets, with stems that can reach up to 4 feet in length. The stems bear overlapping leaves, up to 1 inches in length, that are gray-green in color.
Occasionally it bears clusters or pinkish-red flowers.
Hardy zones 10 to 12, this Sedum does not tolerate climates with frost unless brought indoors for the winter.

Sedum 'Mr. Goodbud'
A very study, moderate growing Sedum, reaching up to 1.5 feet x 22 inches, with purple-red stems bearing deep blue-green foliage and huge cauliflower-like flowerheads, up to 10 inches across. The flowers are brilliant purple-pink.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 in full sun. To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers.

Sedum nevii
A very low growing, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 2 feet, that is an endangered native of limestone cliffs along the Ocoee River gorge in far southeast Tennessee, often along with moss and lichens. In milder climates it is evergreen. It is great for wall gardens and between paving stones.
The fine, tiny, succulent, blue-green foliage is whorled. The oblanceolate leaves, up to 0.4 inches in length, are borne on compact rosettes originating from creeping stems.
The white flowers are borne on small clusters during early summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on very well drained soil. It is very heat and drought tolerant.

'Silver Frost'
Silvery-gray foliage that becomes bronze-tinged during the summer; otherwise identical to species.

Sedum obtusifolium var listoniae
An evergreen groundcover perennial, reaching a maximum of 8 inches in height, that is native to the Caucasus in western Asia.
The overlapping, broad, oval leaves, up to 3 inches long, are glossy mid green and often edged in red.
The pink flowers are borne during mid-summer.
Hardy zones 5 to 9 in full sun on very well drained soil. It is deer resistant.

Sedum oreganum ( Oregon Stonecrop )
A slow spreading, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 x 16 inches, that is native to the western North America ( from Atlin, British Columbia to Dawson Creek, B.C.; south to far northern California to eastern Washington State ).
The tiny, thick, succulent leaves, resembling that of the Jade Plant, are glossy mid-green, turning to bright red during summer drought and bronze-red during autumn. The leaves are borne on loose rosettes. The foliage turns to bright red during hot dry weather and bronze-red during autumn.
The yellow flowers are borne in small clusters during mid to late summer.
Hardy zones 4 to 8

* photo taken by The Wild Garden, www.nwplants.com


Sedum pachyclados ( Silver Gem Stonecrop )
A moderate growing, stoloniferous, mat-forming perennial, reaching up to 4 x 12 inches in size, that is native to mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is evergreen in mild climates.
The tiny leaves are bright grayish-blue. The leaves are borne on rosettes giving it a Sempervivium-like appearance.
The small, silvery-pink flowers are borne during early summer. Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun. It is easy to grow, however being a high mountain native, it does not enjoy extreme heat.

Sedum populifolium
A sub-shrub perennial native to eastern Altay & western Sayan mountains in Siberia, reaching up to 20 x 23 inches in size. It is among the most beautiful of all Sedums.
The coarsely-toothed, Poplar-like, oblong, deciduous leaves are up to 1.6 x 0.8 inches in size. The foliage is bright to mid-green.
The fragrant, creamy-white to pinkish-white flowers are borne on abundant, rounded clusters, up to 3 inches wide, during early to mid summer. The flowers persist over a period lasting a month.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 ( 3 on protected sites ) in full sun to partial shade on well drained soil. Shade and alkaline soil tolerant.

Sedum 'Postman's Pride'
A perennial, reaching up to 2 x 2 + feet, with very glossy blackish-red foliage and pink flowers. It has Sedum telephium parentage.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum purpureum ( Orphine )
A perennial, reaching up to 32 ( rarely over 20 ) inches in height, that is native to slopes and open woods in Europe but now also growing wild in much of North America.
The elliptical or obovate leaves, up to 2.5 x 1.2 inches in size, are blue-green.
The succulent leaves can be eaten raw or boiled ( 5 to 10 minutes ) during spring or early summer ( before the flowers appear or will be tough and bitter ).
The leaves can be used for poultice for skin irritation, burn wounds and possibly cancer ( have no info on effectiveness ).
The flowers, up to 0.3 inches wide, are borne on clusters, up to 8 inches wide, during mid-summer to early autumn.

Sedum reflexum ( Blue Stonecrop )
A very fast growing, woody mat-forming, evergreen perennial, reaching up to 15 inches x 3 feet, that is native to mountains of central and western Europe.
The densely-arranged, fleshy, linear leaves are blue.
The bright yellow flowers are borne on terminal clusters up to 3 inches across, during early to mid summer.
The stems are pale blue.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun on just about any well drained soil. Drought tolerant.

'Angelina'
Only reaching up to 8 inches x 3 feet, with very attractive bright golden-yellow foliage. During winter the foliage turns orangish-red at the tips.

* photos taken on March 10 2012 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on April 12 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Apr 6 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on June 23 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, DC

* photos taken on Aug 4 2013 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photos taken on May 15 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken @ U.S. Botanical Garden, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014

* photos taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC

* photo taken on Feb 8 2015 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


'Blue Spruce'
Exceptionally bright blue foliage on a plant reaching up to 6 inches x 2 feet.
The foliage looks like that of the Blue Spruce but is not spiny.
Hardy zones 3 to 8

* photo taken on July 13 2013 in Howard Co., MD

* photo taken on June 1 2014 @ Maryland Horticulturalist Society garden tour, Columbia

* photo taken @ U.S. Botanical Garden, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014

* photos taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC

* photo taken on June 23 2016 in Columbia, MD


'Lemon Coral'

* photo taken on Aug 25 2011 @ Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, PA


Sedum requinii
Looks more like Creeping Thyme than a Sedum. Forms a mat, up to 10 inches across, of tiny green foliage.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum rhodanthum

* historical archive photos


Sedum roseum ( Roseroot )
Also called Rhodiola rosea. A perennial, reaching up to 2 feet x 20 inches, that is native to colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. The densely packed leaves, up to 1.6 inches in length, are blue-gray. The leaves are actually good eaten fresh. This plant also has extensive medicinal uses. It may improve physical and mental performance and alleviate depression.
The light yellow flowers are borne in clusters up to 3 inches across, during late spring into early summer. The flowers are orangish-red in bud.
Hardy zones 2 to 7 in full sun.

Sedum rubrotinctum ( Pork & Beans )
A compact, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 1 x 2 feet, with deep red foliage.
The yellow flowers are borne in clusters.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum 'Ruby Glow'
A spreading perennial, reaching up to 1 x 1.7 feet. It is the hybrids between Sedum 'Autumn Joy' & S. cauticola.
The toothed, elliptical leaves are blue-green, turning to purplish-green by autumn.
The reddish-pink flowers are borne in clusters, up to 4 inches across, during mid-summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 in full sun on just about any well drained soil. It is very tolerant of alkaline soils.

Sedum 'Ruby Mantle'
A low groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 inches in height.
The foliage is red. The flowers are borne during late summer.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum rupestre - See Sedum reflexum

Sedum sediforme
Reaches up to 2 x 2 feet, with blue-gray, succulent, lance-shaped foliage up to 10 inches high. The yellow flowers are borne atop spikes much taller than the foliage during mid-summer.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun.

Sedum sexangulare ( Six-sided Stonecrop )
A fast growing, dense, spreading, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 2 feet.
The fine textured, tiny, bright green foliage spirals around the stems.
In full sun the Jelly Bean-like foliage turns copper colored.
The bright yellow flowers are borne during late spring into early summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun to partial shade. Very drought tolerant.

* photo taken on June 5 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Aug 18 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on May 4 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 1 2014 in Columbia, MD


Sedum 'Sheila McQueen'
Forms a uniform clump, up to 1 foot in height, with oval, bright yellowish-green foliage that is edged with blue or reddish-bronze. The reddish pink flowers are borne late summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 5 to 9 in full sun.

Sedum sieboldii ( Siebolds Sedum )
A spreading, trailing, deciduous perennial, reaching up to 1 x 2 ( usually much shorter ) feet, that is native to Japan.
Looks great in hanging baskets and trailing over walls.
The scalloped rounded leaves, up to 0.6 x 0.8 inches in size, are borne in 3s. The foliage is silvery-blue ( often with very narrow red edge ); turning to pinkish-red in autumn.
The hot pink flowers are borne in large clusters during early to mid autumn.
Hardy zones 2 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on soil that is well drained, especially during winter. Very drought tolerant.

* photo taken on May 14 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 26 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Sep 26 2013 in Baltimore Co., MD

* photo taken @ U.S. Botanical Garden, Wash., DC on Aug 25 2014

* photo taken on Oct 17 2014 in Baltimore Co., MD

* photo taken on Oct 21 2014 @ U.S. Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC

* photo taken on Oct 21 2014 @ Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC

* photos taken on Nov 2 2016 in Columbia, MD


'Mediovariegatum'
The very attractive foliage is creamy-yellow bordered in green.
The light pink flowers are borne in large clusters during early to mid autumn.

Sedum spathulifolium ( Broadleaf Sedum )
A fast growing, dense, low mat-forming, evergreen perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 2 feet, ( width up to 1.5 feet in 2 years ) that is native to rocky cliffs in western North America ( from southwestern British Columbia to southern California ). It is great for container gardening, driveway borders and scorching parking strips.
The blue-green to purplish-green, succulent, spoon-shaped leaves, up to 1 inch in length, are borne in rosettes. The foliage often turns to bright red during autumn and winter.
The bright yellow flowers are borne in clusters, up to 3.2 inches across, borne late spring into early summer. The flowers attract butterflies.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 ( use hardiest forms north of 6 ) in full sun on dry, sandy or gravelly, very well drained soil. Drought tolerant. It does not enjoy hot humid summers or wet winter soil.

* photo taken by The Wild Garden, www.nwplants.com


'Aureum'
The foliage is splashed yellow and tinted pink.

'Cape Blanca'
Compact in habit, reaching up to 6 inches x 2 feet.
The foliage is intense bright powdery silvery-gray.
The flowers are yellow. Plant with 'Purpureum' for excellent contrast.

'Carnea'
A very low growing, spreading groundcover perennial, reaching up to 2 inches in height. The foliage is tinged red.

'Harvest Moon'
The foliage is silvery-white. The flowers are yellow, borne during summer.

'Purpureum'
Larger deep purplish-blue foliage.

Sedum spectabile ( Showy Sedum )
A thick stemmed, dense, sturdy, upright perennial, forming a clump up to 28 x 32 inches in size, that is native to northeastern China, Korea and Japan.
The succulent, fleshy, toothed, elliptic leaves, up to 4 inches in length, are gray-green. The leaves are borne on blue-green, stout, fleshy stems.
The pink flowers borne on large clusters, up to 6 inches across, during late summer into early autumn. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Hardy zones 2 to 8 in full sun on well drained soil. It is very drought and alkaline soil tolerant. To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers.

* historic archive photo


'Autumn Fire'
Similar to Sedum 'Autumn Joy' except more compact, only reaching up to 2 x 2 feet.
The foliage is also thicker and the flowers are bright reddish-pink.

* photos taken on Sep 27 2011 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on Oct 5 2011 in Columbia, MD


* photo taken on Sep 23 2013 in Burtonsville, MD

* photos taken on Sep 22 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Oct 5 2015 in Columbia, MD


'Black Jack'
Deep purple leaves

'Brilliant'
A fast growing perennial, reaching up to 28 x 32 inches, with deep pinkish-red flowers borne in clusters, up to 4 inches wide. They are borne from late summer until first hard fall frost.
Do not plant with Sedum 'Autumn Joy' - they clash badly.

* photos taken on Oct 12 2011 in Columbia, MD



'Carl'
Compact in habit, reaching up to 14 inches x 1 foot.
The blue-green leaves are borne on reddish stems.
The intense bright pink flowers are borne in large heads.

'Iceburg'
Reaches up to 2.5 feet with pure white flowers borne mid summer into early autumn.
The foliage is bright green.

'Neon'
A fast growing perennial, reaching up to 28 x 32 inches, with intense mid-pink flowers borne in clusters from late summer until first hard fall frost.

* photos taken Sep 27 2011 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on Sep 26 2013 in Baltimore Co., MD

* photo taken on Sep 8 2014 in Columbia, MD


'Ruby Jewell'
Deep red flowers.

'Stardust'
Reaches up to 2 feet x 26 inches with green foliage and white flowers, borne during late summer.

Sedum spurium
A fast growing, evergreen, thick mat-forming perennial reaching a maximum size of 8 x 40 inches.
The broad, rounded, fleshy leaves are up to 1 inch in length.
The flowers are borne in clusters up to 3 inches across, during summer.
The stems are red.
Hardy zones 2 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on moist well drained soil though does tolerate occasional drought. Tolerant of moist soil and shade unlike most other Sedums.

* historic archive photo


'Album Superbum'
Strong growing with mid-green foliage and white flowers. The foliage often turns reddish during winter.

'Bronze Carpet'
Bronze foliage contrasts with pink flowers.

'Dragon's Blood'
Reddish-bronze foliage contrasts with deep red flowers during mid summer.

* photo taken on August 2 2010 in Bayfield, Ontario

* photo taken on June 26 2011 in Harford Co., MD


'Green Mantle'
Fresh green foliage.

'John Creech'
A vigorous, low, mat-forming groundcover perennial with fleshy, scalloped, blue-green leaves.
The pink flowers are borne during early to mid summer.
Much better at attracting butterflies and hummingbirds than regular Sedum spurium.

* photo taken on June 18 2016 in Columbia, MD


'Red Carpet'
An improved version of 'Dragon's Blood' with bright red foliage
The deep red flowers are borne during mid to late summer.
Less hardy than regular Sedum spurium, only north into zone 4.

'Purple Carpet'
Foliage is deep purplish-red contrasting with pink flowers.

'Tri-color'
A fast growing groundcover perennial with foliage that is green with a broad pink and white border.
The soft light pink flowers are borne during early autumn.

* photo taken on July 14 2013 in Harford Co., MD


'Voodoo'
Fast growing with even more intense color than 'Red Carpet'.
Rosy-pink flowers are borne all summer long.

Sedum 'Strawberries and Cream'
Reaches up to 2 feet x 20 inches, with succulent lavender and purple foliage.
The creamy-white flowers borne early autumn are red in bud.
Hardy zones 5 to 9 in full sun

Sedum 'Sunset Cloud'
The hybrid between Sedum atropurpureum and S. 'Ruby Glow'; forming a groundcover perennial, reaching up to 1 x 2 feet. The fleshy, rounded foliage is blue-green, often turning to purple in full sun.
The deep red flowers are borne during autumn.
Hardy zones 4 to 7

Sedum takesimense
A dense, groundcover perennial, reaching up to 10 x 15 inches in size, that is native to Korea.
The thick, succulent toothed leaves are bright green, later turning glossy deep green.
The yellow flowers are borne during late summer.
Hardy zones 4 to 9 on well drained soil.

* photo taken on March 28 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.


Sedum telephium ( Orphine )
A fast growing perennial, reaching up to 2 feet x 32 inches, that is a widespread native of meadows and grasslands in Eurasia ( from Ireland to Siberia; south to Spain to China to Japan ). . Plants may rarely reach as much as 32 inches if growing against support such as a wall or fence.
The toothed, pointed, oval, succulent leaves, up to 3.2 x 1.6 inches in size, are deep green.
The pale reddish-purple flowers are borne in flat clusters, up to 4 inches across, during late summer.
Hardy zones 3 to 7 in full sun on well drained, sandy or gravelly soil. Very heat, drought and deer tolerant.

'Emperor's Wave'
Reaches up to 1.5 feet, with pointed, blue-green leaves.
The purplish-red flowers are borne late summer to early autumn.

'Munstead Red'
Deeply-toothed leaves are glaucous-blue turning to purple.
The flowers are very deep reddish-purple.

Sedum 'Purple Emperor'
Sturdy, upright and compact, reaching up to 2.2 x 2.5 feet with glossy deep purple-red leaves, up to 2 x 1 inches in size.
The pinkish-red flowers are borne in dense clusters up to 6 inches across, during late summer into autumn.
The stems are purple.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in full sun. Heat and drought tolerant.

* photo taken on Sep 29 2013 in Ellicott City, MD


'Red Cauli'
Reaches up to 2.7 x 3 + feet, with showy purplish-green foliage.
The abundant deep red flower clusters, up to 4 inches wide, are borne during late summer.

Sedum telephioides ( Alleghany Stonecrop )
A perennial, reaching up to 1.5 feet in height, that is native to eastern North America ( from Illinois to New York; south in the mountains to Georgia ). It is threatened in New York State and rare in Pennsylvania.
The obovate leaved are up to 2 inches in length.
The pale pink flowers, up to 0.3 inches wide, are borne on clusters up to 4 inches wide, during late summer into early autumn.
Hardy zones 5 to 8 in full sun to partial shade ( tolerant of full shade ) on dry, well drained soil. It is easy to grow.

* photo of unknown internet source


Sedum ternatum ( Mountain Sedum )
Also called Woodland Stonecrop. A rhizomatous, mat-forming, evergreen groundcover perennial, that can creep to form mats, up to 8 inches x 4 feet, that is native to moist open woodlands of the eastern U.S. ( from eastern Iowa to southern Michigan to western New York State to New Hampshire; south to central Arkansas to central Alabama to South Carolina ). It has become extinct in Iowa. In the Windsor/Essex County, Ontario region; it occurred locally on the Lake Erie islands during the 1800s. It was abundant on rocky wooded streambanks on the Ohio shore during that time. It makes a great plant for the shaded rock garden.
The thick, rounded leaves, up to 1.3 x 0.6 inches in size, are bright green later turning to deep green.
The starry white flowers, up to 0.3 inches in length, are borne during mid to late spring.
The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and this is a host plant for Buckeye Butterfly and Variegated Fritillary.
Hardy zones 3 to 8 in partial to full shade on moist, fertile, light soil. Drought tolerant. This is one of the very few Sedums that prefer shade and will even tolerate tree root competition. Requiring only 4 inches of soil, this plant can easily be used for green roots and shaded patio planters.

* photo taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC

* photo taken on Oct 17 2013 in Olney, MD

* photo taken on June 1 2014 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Mar 18 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photo taken on Apr 14 2017 @ Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD

* photos taken on Apr 23 2017 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD


'Larinem Park'
Foliage is bright green.

Sedum tetractinum ( Chinese Sedum )
A vigorous, spreading,groundcover perennial, reaching up to 6 inches x 2 + feet. It looks great cascading over walls.
The attractive, flat, rounded leaves, are bronzy-green during summer, turning to reddish-bronze during autumn.
The white flowers are borne during summer.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 in full sun.

* photos taken on June 30 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC


'Coral Reef'
A very vigorous, spreading perennial, reaching 3 inches in height.
The attractive, flat, rounded leaves, are green during summer, turning deep red during autumn.
The flowers range from white to pale pink.

Sedum 'Thundercloud'
A very architectural, vigorous growing, herbaceous perennial, reaching up to 14 inches x 1.5 feet, with attractive, deeply-toothed, fleshy, blue-green foliage.
The pinkish-white flowers are borne from late June until early autumn but are not spectacular.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 in full sun, drought tolerant.
To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers.
Cut back to near ground level during early spring.

* photo taken on May 15 2011 in Odenton, MD

* photo taken on July 17 2011 in Odenton, MD


Sedum 'T Rex'
This offspring of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' forms a massive Sedum, reaching up to 2.5 x 3 feet, that looks almost like a shrub in appearance.
The attractive sharply-toothed foliage is deep blue-green.
The rigidly upright, very sturdy stems bear massive heads of flowers that are greenish-white in bud during late summer, opening to bright rose-pink during autumn.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 in full sun. Disease resistant and drought tolerant.
Resistant to leaf scorch, deer and rabbits. Resistant to stem rot and great for winter interest. To promote sturdy, bushy growth with more flowers, it is recommended to pinch the plant tips when they reach about 8 inches in height. The stems will quickly produce abundant new growth with extra showy foliage and leading to more flowers.

Sedum ussuriense 'Turkish Delight'
A moderate growing perennial, reaching up to 1.3 x 1.5 feet, that looks great either in the border or in containers. The species is found on rock ledges near the sea on the western side of Japan.
The rounded, succulent leaves, up to 2 x 1.5 inches in size, are deep blackish-red. The foliage on the species is grayish-blue.
The deep red flowers are borne on clusters from late summer to mid autumn. The flowers on the species is pinkish-white.
Hardy zones 3 to 9.

Sedum 'Vera Jameson'
A fast growing groundcover perennial, reaching a maximum size of 1.5 x 4 feet, that is excellent for use in the fronts of flower borders.
The foliage is blue-green at first, turning to purplish-gray then finally to deep purplish-red.
The reddish-pink flowers are borne in clusters mid summer into early autumn.
The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Hardy zones 2 to 8 in full sun on very well drained soil.

* photo of unknown internet source

* photo taken on July 13 2013 in Howard Co., MD

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