True sedum, or stonecrops, are small, fleshy-leaved succulents that spread like a mat. They originate in dry, rocky locations, so they’re very drought tolerant.
Tall sedums die back to a ground-level rosette in the winter. Many gardeners prefer to leave the dried stems and flowers of tall sedums in place during autumn and early winter as even dead, they are attractive when frost coats them.
Overwatering Sedum An overwatered sedum will die a lot faster than an underwatered one. Stonecrop leaves will tell you if it is being overwatered. Soft mushy leaves and wilting is the first sign of overwatering. If the leaves are turning black, the sedum is beginning Read more
Colletotrichum stem rot, also called sedum stem rot, is caused by an anthracnose fungus called Colletotrichum. Plants collapse or wilt, drawing attention to the crowns. The lower stems of these plants appear white with mycelia and pinhead-sized fruiting bodies of the fungus.
Many Sedum species originate from the northern hemisphere and around the Mediterranean in particular. However, Sedum can also be found in North Africa and South America in dry and/or cold areas where water may be scarce.
Sedum is one of the most disease resistant, easy to grow plants on the market today. Boasting succulent-like leaves and large flowers, most insects don't bother sedum.
Foliage can also be needle-like or round. Flowers are pink, white or yellow. The tall sedums have green foliage, variegated or purples (Sedum "Black Jack" is so purple, it looks black). Flowers in the tall sedums are in whites and shades of pink.
Stonecrops. These flowering succulents, also known as sedums, encompass up to 600 species of plants. Their leaves have a mild peppery, bitter flavor, and are a flavorful addition to salads and stir-frys. Be sure to eat them in moderation, however, because large quantities can cause Read more
Provided they have plenty of sun and good drainage, these succulent plants are extremely easy to grow. All sedum bloom, but the main reason you'll want to grow these low-water plants is for their many leaf shapes and colors. They're perfect picks for adding a Read more
You can move the plant in fall to a more suitable location or amend the soil. The short term solution is to stake the plant so the stem has support. Sedum flowers make interesting architectural additions to the winter garden and can be left on Read more
Both tall and creeping sedums are excellent container plants provided that you use a decent potting mix that both retains water and drains it. Tall sedums look great in a patio container and creeping sedums are excellent spiller companions to tall container plants such as Read more
Sedums are very hardy succulent plants that can tolerate the cold winters. Potted sedums will survive indoors or outdoors. Prune in the spring to encourage new growth.
Sedums go dormant for the winter, and will survive outdoors in the brutal cold. It is possible for you to bring your container sedum indoors for the winter, but don't expect blooming, as it is a dormant time. Sedum will still need 3-4 hours of Read more
Whether planted in a pot or in a garden area, newly planted sedum will require a thorough watering. Once established, water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Sedum are drought tolerant and thrive in well drained soil. Water every 2-3 week in the Read more
Overwatering can cause a sedum plant to wilt. Overwatering also creates an ideal environment for fungal infections. When planting them in containers, select pots that have drainage holes in the bottom, and use a potting soil formulated to drain well. Allow Sedum nussbaumerianum to dry Read more
Sedum, also called stonecrop is a perennial plant in the succulent family. Sedums encompass 600 species of plants and are generally considered non-toxic to pets and humans. Sometimes referred to as bittercress, sedum leaves have a mild peppery, bitter flavor.
Creeping sedums are ridiculously easy to propagate. Pull up or cut some of the stems and lay them on top of some potting soil or stick them shallowly into the potting soil. Large clumps of tall sedums can be propagated via division or via stem Read more
Sedum plants tolerate most soil pH but prefer slightly acidic conditions. The biggest requirements are sun and loose, well-draining soil. The soil doesn't need to be particularly fertile; in fact, sedums seem to do best in areas with low nutrient content.
Over-watering is the most common cause of yellowing leaves on a succulent plant. Constantly wet soil can rot the plant's roots, interfering with its ability to take up water and nutrients from the soil. Check your plant's soil with your fingertip and, if it feels Read more
Most likely sticky leaves on indoor plants is a sign that you have an infestation of scales, tiny insects that latch onto your plant and suck out its moisture, excreting it as this sticky substance called honeydew.
Sedums encompass 600 species of plants and are generally considered non-toxic to pets and humans. Sometimes referred to as bittercress, sedum leaves have a mild peppery, bitter flavor. A few varieties of succulents are known to be poisonous, but sedum is not one of them.
About Sedum Plants The thick leaves are coated with a waxy substance to help conserve water, making these plants tolerant of low moisture conditions. Sedum plants come back in spring and begin as ground hugging rosettes.
Due to how they store moisture, sedum similar to most succulents requires dry soil. The best place to grow sedum in your landscape is a full sun location with well-draining soil. Sedum can be grown in a range of climates, and even though they look Read more
Light: Sedum (or 'stone crop flower') do best in full to part sun. While taller hybrids need full sun to flower their best, creeping types will grow fine in part shade. Soil: Sedums like a very well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH. Read more
Brown leaf blotches that are seen on the leaves of Sedum are caused by Botrytis. Sedum leaf blotch is also called Gray mold. This fungal infection affects both the leaves and flowers. The brown spots appear on both the leaves and the stems.
During the summer, check your plants regularly to make sure they are not too dry and water (sparingly) if needed. As long as your area gets rain every couple of weeks at the least, sedum shouldn't need any extra watering. After flowering, cut back the Read more
Most succulent plants are harmless to animals. Because sedums don't taste or smell appetizing, most dogs will avoid eating it. It is good to remember that consumption of any plant material may cause vomiting or gastrointestinal upset for dogs and cats. This is not expected Read more
Sedums begin to grow in the early spring. During the growing season, pinch clumping sedums back once to promote a second bloom of flowers. You can prune creeping sedum any time they become too much for the growing space. In warmer climates, sedums can be Read more
The group of plants known as succulents include plants such as sedums (Sedum spp.) Occasionally, succulents may become infested with ants, a sign that other insect pests such as aphids, mealybugs and scales have begun feeding on the plants. These harmful insects secrete a sweet Read more
The white mildew seen on the leaf is a combination of vegetative mycelium and spores borne in chains on upright conidiophores. Wind-dispersed mildew spores can germinate without free water under high humidity conditions, and disease is often severe when conditions are humid but dry.
Pruning sedum is not necessary, but doing so will help your plant grow healthier and look more pleasing. Larger sedum plants, referred to as clumping, reach heights of up to 24 inches. With clumps of flowers, it will benefit from “pinching back” to control over Read more
The group of plants known as succulents include plants such as sedums (Sedum spp.) Occasionally, succulents may become infested with ants, a sign that other insect pests such as aphids, mealybugs and scales have begun feeding on the plants.
Plants attacked by slugs and snails suffer large ragged holes in leaves and stems. Although these pests are usually attracted to moist, well-mulched gardens and acidic soil, they occasionally feed on succulent sedums. They are active at night, rasping holes with their file-like tongues in Read more
Sedums are hardy little plants with big hearts and they'll try to grow anywhere. But two things they cannot tolerate are poor drainage and shade. A sedum green roof needs a drainage layer, some means of retaining enough rainwater for the plants to survive, growing Read more
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped flowers.
Common Reasons Why Sedum Aren't Blooming Sedums need full sun for most of the day. If you plant it in an area that is too shady, a sedum will produce fewer or possibly no blooms at all. Sedums also like well drained dryer soil. If Read more
Sedum "Autumn Joy" will grow in most soils, including acidic and slightly alkaline soils.
I consider sedums my “go-to” lazy gardener plant. You can certainly contain the growth of sedum plants with careful pinching and trimming but it isn't necessary to the plant's healthy growth. Removing the spent flower heads will make for a more attractive plant and allow Read more
Sedum don't require a lot of water and will develop their best colors if they get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. They won't grow well in heavy, mucky, or high clay soils.
Unlike most other perennials, members of the Sedum species, commonly called stonecrops, are succulents. Depending on the variety, sedums flower any time from early summer through late fall. All sedums are dependable bloomers when they are provided with the right conditions.