Genus: Stonecrop

Sedum

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
Stonecrop (Sedum)
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Crassulaceae
The genus Sedum encompasses a diverse group of succulent plants, ranging from diminutive mats to 2-foot shrubby mounds. They are most often grown for their colorful, clean foliage and ease of culture.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Foliage colors ranging from smoky blue to rich burgundy throughout the season. Seed heads provide autumn interest.
Care:  Prefers moderately fertile soil in full sun, but can take it drier. Some species may take some shade. Tip-prune larger species at 6 to 8 inches to shorten and delay flowering.
Propagation: 

Take softwood cuttings or root leaves in early summer. Start seed of hardy species in fall, others in early spring. Divide in spring.

Problems: 

Mealybugs, scale, slugs, and snails.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Sedum

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Stonecrop
Sedum 'Autumn Delight'
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Sedum 'Postman's Pride'
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Stonecrop
Sedum cauticola
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Stonecrop
Sedum kamtschaticum
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Stonecrop
Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum’
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Sedum kamtschaticum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'
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Rocky stonecrop
Sedum rupestre
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Stone orpine
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'
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October Daphne
Sedum sieboldii
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Showy stonecrop
Sedum spectabile
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Two-row stonecrop
Sedum spurium 'Fuldaglut'
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Sedum telephium 'Matrona'
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Fish-scale sedum
Sedum tetractinum
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Stonecrop
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
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Stonecrop
Sedum ‘Ruby Glow’