Sedum 'Postman's Pride'

Sedum 'Postman's Pride'

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

Overview

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
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Red Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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