SPECIAL OFFER: - Limited Time Only!
(The ad below will not display on your printed page)
Sedums are nearly the perfect plants. They look good from the moment they emerge from the soil in spring and continue to look fresh and fabulous all growing season long. Many are attractive even in winter when their foliage dies and is left standing. They're also drought-tolerant and need very little if any care. Additionally, they are beneficial to butterflies and bees. The tall varieties are outstanding for cutting and drying. There are two plant types of sedum: Tall varieties topping 2 feet to low-growing groundcovers that form mats. All thrive in full sun with good drainage. Groundcover varieties such as Angelina, do a great job of suppressing weeds, but seldom tolerate foot traffic. Some of the smaller ones are best grown in pots or treated as houseplants.
Fountaingrass softens the stolid heads of Autumn Joy sedum with its graceful arching bottlebrush flowers in sunny places.Russian sage
In late summer and early fall, Russian sage has airy spires of silver foliage and lavender blue flowers that play off well against tall live-forever hybrids such as 'Matrona'.Black-eyed Susan
The ubiquitous combination of Goldsturm black-eyed Susan with Autumn Joy sedum has become a classic. They bloom at the same time and enjoy similar conditions.Artemisia
In full sun, the finely cut silver foliage of Silver Mound artemisia plays off well against bright green Kamschatka sedum