Tell me about sedums

ducks4you

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DD, who lives on the other side of the state, brought me a potted plant for Mother's Day. Got around to looking it up and I discover it's a sedum, something yellow, I Think it's a creeper.
I was surprised that there were 3 plants instead of 1. They are all in my front flower beds, separated so that they Can spread, if they, indeed, will.
Who grows sedums? Give me a Sedum Primer, please. Thanks! :hugs
 

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i'm not familiar with any yellow kinds. we have a red sedum which is low growing and is mostly ignored until it gets full of weeds at which point we have to dig it up and replant after weeding. otherwise i spend too much time trying to get all the grasses out of there one grass root at a time, which doesn't work well when you're trying to track it down through and under the weed barrier fabric which is no longer really functional at all... the deer ate a lot of it in one patch last winter but looking at that patch now you'd not think anything happened to it at all.
 

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DD, who lives on the other side of the state, brought me a potted plant for Mother's Day. Got around to looking it up and I discover it's a sedum, something yellow, I Think it's a creeper.
I was surprised that there were 3 plants instead of 1. They are all in my front flower beds, separated so that they Can spread, if they, indeed, will.
Who grows sedums? Give me a Sedum Primer, please. Thanks! :hugs
When I moved into my house 40 plus years ago I found 1 lonely sedum. I have since intentionally spread it everywhere, It is lovely for 2-3 weeks a year. It speads a lot, but if it gets too thick I yank out a handful and put it somewhere else to grow. It helps to keep weed down, and helps keep the soil moist. I know there are many sedum cultivars.. I have bought some lovely ones that did not live forever like the old fashioned kind.
 

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I bought a Delosperma Cooperi (ice plant) today at Walmart for 99 cents.

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It's supposed to be a perennial and hardy in zones 5-9. I've got it in a pot & a hanging basket. It gets 3-6 inches tall and can spread up to 2 feet.

I have another sedum that I have had for years. I do nothing to it except water it every once in a while. The flowers on it are a light pink.


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There are so many different kinds of sedum.
 

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Those look like what we call "ole timey" petunias. They reseed & come back more & more every year. I've seen them in colors of white, pinks & purples. So pretty!
 
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