sedum

noun
se·dum | \ˈsē-dəm \

Definition of sedum 

: any of a genus (Sedum) of widely distributed fleshy herbs of the orpine family — compare stonecrop

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Steve Stash of Dove Creek Nursery restored the garden to its original style as dictated by landscaper John Grant, who created experiences through a series of terraces with plantings of sedum, geranium, hosta, foxglove, heather and spirea. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "See four private estates during the Dunthorpe Garden Tour (photos)," 9 May 2018 Try ferns, European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum), sedges (Carex spp.), lavender, lamiums (Lamium maculatum), sedums, and lungworts (Pulmonaria spp.). The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 Dried sedum, with its billowing seed head, looks like the archetype of a leafy tree. Michael Tortorello, New York Times, "A Lifelike Version of Nature, but Not to Scale," 8 May 2018 In summer, or in the greenhouse, these hens-and-chicks rosettes are Granny Smith green with reddish tips, while the sedum’s scalloped leaves are pale green with purple edges, the plants loaded with clusters of starry yellow flowers. Debra Lee Baldwin, WSJ, "Succulents That Stun in the Snow: Start Planning Now," 9 Mar. 2018 The nursery grows more than 650 varieties including many different kinds of haworthia, kalanchoe, senecio, aeonium and sedum. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Share a garden gift that grows on you," 15 Dec. 2017 Among their favorites: Asters, lantana, lavender, goldenrod, sedum and anything in the mint family. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Get butterfly food at UC Davis Arboretum," 6 Oct. 2017 The leaves of echeverria, sedum, crassula and kalanchoe take time to grow, but stem cuttings are faster. Leslie Crawford, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Propagating succulents? You can do it three ways," 8 Sep. 2017 Succulents come in lots of varieties (like slender cacti, spiky sedum, smooth Echeveri, or flowering Kalanchoe), but typically enjoy sunlight and dry air. 2. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "9 Houseplants You Can Totally Neglect," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of sedum

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sedum

New Latin, from Latin, houseleek

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