Olive green leaves climb up fleshy dark purple stems that form a strong dome in the sunny garden or container. Clusters of light yellow flowers cover the dark foliage in the hot summer months. Pale yellow flowers mature with blushing pink. Strong stocky stems keep the mounded form from lodging late in the season. Drought tolerant and sun-loving!
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.
Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.