Wikipedia sedum and you will come up with the following, “Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. The plants have water-storing leaves”. A rather lifeless description of one of the most interesting adaptable and exciting types of plants you can introduce to your landscape.
Although requirements for growing different sedums vary, sedums are tough and adaptable. Often found in nooks and crannies of rock walls, as ground cover and between rock pathways, they require little water and can endure long periods of drought. They come in a variety of colors shapes sizes and growth habits. Although there are hundreds of varieties here are 5 of my favorites:
~Matt Holt, BLA
Landscape Designer and Consultant