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Sedum ‘Postman’s Pride’

Sedum 'Postman's Pride'

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'Postman's Pride' sedum is a wonderful dark-foliaged plant for sunny, dry locations. It has a semi-upright habit and produces masses of red to purple flowers from late summer through fall. The flowers attract honeybees and butterflies. Like other sedums, 'Postman's Pride' is useful in rock and xeriscape gardens because, once established, it thrives without irrigation except during severe droughts. Curious about the cultivar name? This plant was discovered by a Belgian postal carrier in his garden. -Ron Smith, Regional Picks: Upper Plains, Fine Gardening issue #120

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis dark-foliaged sedum has loads of reddish purple flowers that attract bees and butterflies. It is drought tolerant and low maintenance.

CareProvide full sun to light shade and average, well-drained soil.

PropagationDivide in spring, take cuttings in early summer, or root individual leaves in summer. 'Postman's Pride' is easy to propagate.

ProblemsNothing serious, but deer or rabbits may damage foliage.

  • Genus : Sedum
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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