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17 Top Sedums

Enjoy these ultra-easy, low-water plants in your garden.

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    • Sedum 'Purple Emperor'

      A fantastic newer selection, 'Purple Emperor' came from England and offers very dark purple foliage crowned by clusters of pink flowers in summer.

      Name: Sedum 'Purple Emperor'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 15 inches tall

      Zones: 3-7

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its upright habit and dramatic purple foliage.

    • Sedum cauticola

      Hailing from Japan, this foliage offers gray-green leaves and pinkish purple flowers in early fall.

      Name: Sedum cauticola

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 2 inches tall

      Zones: 5-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its tiny silvery-blue foliage.

    • Sedum acre

      An evergreen ground cover, Sedum acre offers dark green, finely textured leaves accented by yellow flowers in summer.

      Name: Sedum acre

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 2 inches tall

      Zones: 4-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its fast growth and nice texture.

    • Sedum 'Ogon'

      Favored for its bright foliage, 'Ogon' is especially eye-catching and easy to grow. The yellow flowers appear in summer, but take a backseat to the foliage.

      Name: Sedum makinoi 'Ogon'

      Growing Conditions: Partial shade and well-drained soil

      Size: to 3 inches tall

      Zones: 6-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its bright foliage and shade tolerance.

    • Sedum 'Frosty Morn'

      This sedum has great foliage and beautiful pink flowers in late summer.

      Name: Sedum 'Frosty Morn'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 12 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its white-variegated, blue-green foliage. It mixes well with just about everything in the garden.

    • Sedum spathulifolium

      A great ground cover, this sedum grows fast to smother out weeds. It offers silvery foliage and yellow flowers in summer.

      Name: Sedum spathulifolium

      Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 5-9

      Native to North America: Yes

      Why We Love It: For its fast growth and silvery foliage.

    • Sedum sieboldii

      A graceful and charming plant, Sedum sieboldii offers blue-green leaves that are often tinted purple. They look great against the clusters of pink flowers that appear in autumn.

      Name: Sedum sieboldii

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 6-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its evergreen foliage that turns pink in winter.

    • Sedum kamtschaticum

      Despite its big name, this little sedum from Siberia is a great garden plant bearing deep green leaves and golden-yellow flowers in late summer.

      Name: Sedum kamtschaticum

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its fast, reliable growth.

    • Sedum 'Vera Jameson'

      This beauty mixes well in almost any garden thanks to its purple foliage and pink flowers in late summer.

      Name: Sedum 'Vera Jameson'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 12 inches tall

      Zones: 4-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its purple foliage that adds great color and texture to the garden all season.

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      Sedum 'Angelina'

      An easy-care plant that makes a statement, 'Angelina' has bright golden foliage that turns orange in fall.

      Name: Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 6-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its bold golden foliage.

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      Sedum 'Tricolor'

      Add an extra dose of color to your rock garden or borders with this variegated sedum; each green leaf is edged in pink and white.

      Name: Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its variegated foliage.

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      Sedum 'Dragon's Blood'

      One of the more popular sedum ground covers, 'Dragon's Blood' is evergreen and offers deep purple leaves and pinkish purple blooms in late summer.

      Name: Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 4-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its dramatic purple foliage.

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      Sedum grisebachii

      A relatively uncommon variety, this sedum has fine foliage and forms a low mat. It erupts in a mass of yellow blooms in the summer.

      Name: Sedum grisebachii

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 5-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its great texture and ease of growing.

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      Sedum 'Blue Spruce'

      We're partial to plants with silvery-blue foliage, so 'Blue Spruce' is a favorite. The blue color of the foliage is a great accent to the yellow summertime blooms.

      Name: Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 6-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its beautiful blue leaves.

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      Sedum 'Rosy Glow'

      'Rosy Glow' offers attractive blue-green foliage all season long and is topped with ruby-purple flowers in late summer and early fall.

      Name: Sedum 'Rosy Glow'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 8 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For the pairing of the flower and foliage color. The plant is easy to make fun combinations with.

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      Sedum 'John Creech'

      A great ground cover, 'John Creech' forms a dense mat and is decorated with pinkish purple flowers in summer.

      Name: Sedum spurium 'John Creech'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 2 inches tall

      Zones: 3-8

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its small, finely textured foliage and dense, weed-smothering habit.

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      Sedum 'Elizabeth'

      'Elizabeth' is a charming variety that offers red-touched, blue-green foliage that turns red in fall. It offers red blooms throughout the summer.

      Name: Sedum spurium 'Elizabeth'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: to 4 inches tall

      Zones: 3-8

      Native to North America: No

      Why We Love It: For its long bloom season (it may bloom from May to August!).

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