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Sedums are succulent plants ranging in height from 2 inches to 2 feet. They bear yellow to pink flowers and prefer full sun and sandy loam soil but do adapt to other soil types. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. The plants are drought resistant and adapt to poor soil. Some sedums can become lawn weeds if not controlled.

Cuttings of various types may be used for propagation. Stem sections or leaves are allowed to callus while exposed to air for a few days. They can then be rooted in sand.

Sedum acre--Mossy Stonecrop This unusual plant produces yellow flowers and is often sold as a ground cover. It can, however, become a difficult to control weed. Use with caution.

Sedum album--White Stonecrop White stonecrop is semi-creeping and bears white flowers in mid to late summer. The plant is evergreen and can be used as a ground cover. This sedum grows best in sun and a light sandy soil. The plant tolerates shade but flowering is reduced.

Sedum Dragon's Blood A hybrid with dark red flowers.

Sedum Red Carpet A ground cover that bears red flowers and has reddish colored foliage.

Sedum sieboldi An unusual little plant that has bluish-green foliage during the growing season. The plant bears pink flowers and the entire plant turns pink when exposed to cold tempratures at the end of the growing season.

Sedum spectabile--Showy Stonecrop Showy stone crop grows in sun or light shade and blooms in late summer when other perennials have long since finished. The flowers are pink to red depending on the cultivar grown. The plant grows one to two feet tall and can be propagated by stem cuttings or by division. Plant in a well drained soil and space plants 15 inches apart.

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Sedum album murale - 73K Sedum sieboldii - 59K
Sedum spectabile - 58K Sedum spurium Dragons Blood - 73K
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