Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall is Sedum Time

Sedums are great plants for the home landscape. My mom calls them "never-dies" because they are so hardy and drought resistant. They also bloom when not much else is - right now! While 'Autumn Joy' is the most common sedum used in our area, there are other varieties you might want to try in your garden. All of the sedums below love full sun, are salt tolerant, deer resistant, and attract beneficial pollenators like butterflies and bees.

Sedum 'T-Rex'
Reaches 24-36" tall and wide at maturity.

Sedum 'Matrona'
Reaches 18-24" tall and wide at maturity.



Sedum spectabile "Autumn Joy"
Reaches 18-24" tall and wide at maturity.

Sedum 'Neon'
Reaches 12-18" tall and wide at maturity.

3 comments:

  1. It was nice to meet you. We should meet at The Growing Place next spring for a plant buying excursion.
    I do love the Sedums & ex-sedums. I haven't tried 'T-Rex' yet. but I have 'Matrona', and it's such a commanding presence in the garden. If only the blooms weren't so baby pink.

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  2. Sedum Autumn Joy was my first, the bee's and butterfly's love it to bits. Your mum is right in calling them the never dies. Mine flowered from July right up to now this year.

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  3. You name the day and time, and I'll be there!

    Autumn Joys are so popular for a reason!

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