Sedum - stalks too heavy
I have had sedum for about 5 years. The first 4 years they looked terrific. Now they have gotten so large that they spread out and the stems fall over. How should I trim them? Should I cut the stems off to ground level? If so, will they come back next Spring? Should they be divided - now or Spring? Do they need to be dug out and replaced? What can I do to bring them back to a more manageable size? They grow in full sun. Thank you Joan Groux - Medina, Ohio
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Upright Sedums like 'Autumn Joy' thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. They will flop over if they are in too much shade. Also, the plants can become floppy if the soil is overly rich or fertile. You can reduce your sedums' overall height by cutting them in half each June when they reach 8 inches tall. Sedum rarely needs division; once every 8-10 years in spring is ideal.

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