Other Names - Sedum, Showy Sedum, Showy Stonecrop, Balloon Plant, Everlasting, Orphine, Live-Forever.
Origins - China, Japan, Korea.
Type - Perennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4 - 9.
Bloom - Summer, till frosts.
Approx. 2 ft (60 cm).
Cultivation - Light, well drained soils, best, but it will tolerate poor soils, too. Full Sun, to semi-shaded locations. Divide clumps every two, or three years; do it in dormant season.
Propagation - By clump division, and it is also easy to propagate it by stem, and leaf cuttings.
Attracts bees, and butterflies.
Easy to grow plant,
particularly suitable for herbaceous borders. From early Spring, till late Fall; Sedums will reward your garden with continuous interest.
There are many cultivars to choose from, such as 'Autum Joy' (center picture),Sedum spectabile 'Mohrchen' (attractive pink blooms), Sedum spectabile 'Carmen' (mauve flowers), Sedum spectabile 'Iceberg' (white, ones), or Sedum spectabile 'Stardust' (silver/pink variety).
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