Sedum 'Postman's Pride' Sedum 'Postman's Pride' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Skagit Gardens 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (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. 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 Related Plants to Sedum 'Postman's Pride' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Meadow clary Salvia pratensis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea ‘Bright Star’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea View the discussion thread.