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Sedum (Stonecrop)

Are you looking for a type of plant that not only adds color and texture to your garden, but is also incredibly hardy? Say hello to the sedum (also known as stonecrop)! This perennial succulent can survive in even the most unfavorable climates, rooting itself easily in soil with little water or upkeep. Not only does sedum provide a stunning flush of green foliage, but it also blooms with vibrant pink, red, or purple clusters of flowers! Use our guides down below to find things related to growing and caring for sedum so your garden can boast this cheerful addition. Brand new to sedum? Start with our 101-growing guide.

31 of the Best Sedum Varieties

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Sedum is a genus of flowering succulents, also known as stonecrop. Species and cultivars are available for USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 10. Heights vary from three-inch ground covers to 24-inch bed and border specimens, and bloom times range from summer to fall. Read on for 31 of our favorite varieties of sedum for the home landscape.

How to Grow and Care for Autumn Joy Sedum (Stonecrop)

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‘Autumn Joy’ sedum is a fall favorite, known for its unique, plump foliage and bursts of pink color in the garden. This article explains everything about its history, how to propagate, grow, and care for it, as well as its uses in the landscape and beyond. Discover more about this hardy plant today!

How to Grow and Care for Donkey’s Tail Succulents

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With its trailing stems and plump, bluish leaves, donkey’s tail sedum makes a striking houseplant that’s easy to care for. This cliff-dwelling succulent is the perfect choice for a raised planter or hanging basket. Plus, it is nontoxic and fun to propagate. Read more now to learn how to grow and care for donkey’s tail.

How to Plant and Grow Sedum (Stonecrop)

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Sedums are a group of durable, gorgeous plants with very low maintenance requirements. Coming in both low and upright forms, stonecrop is versatile in the landscape, whether as specimen plantings or a complementary ground cover. They’ll even attract friendly pollinators! Read on to learn how to grow them for yourself.