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Sedum 'Postman's Pride'

Sedum 'Postman's Pride' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Skagit Gardens


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Sedum 'Postman's Pride' SEE-dum Genus: Sedum
'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 characteristics: This dark-foliaged sedum has loads of reddish purple flowers that attract bees and butterflies. It is drought tolerant and low maintenance.
Care: Provide full sun to light shade and average, well-drained soil.
Propagation: Divide in spring, take cuttings in early summer, or root individual leaves in summer. 'Postman's Pride' is easy to propagate.
Problems: Nothing serious, but deer or rabbits may damage foliage.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Style Rock Garden, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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