Definition of sedum
: any of a genus (Sedum) of widely distributed fleshy herbs of the orpine family — compare stonecrop
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Sedums and ornamental grasses generally do well in full southern sun.
Beginners who live in climates that experience cold weather should opt for cold hearty plants like sempervivum succulents, which include Houseleeks and Common Houseleeks, or sedums like Glowing Fire and White Stonecrops.
Sedums may lose their leaves, or even recede underground to their root systems for the season.
Plants for a Zen Garden: Heavenly bamboo (Nandina); Real bamboo (consider clumping bamboo, which will not run); Conifers; Japanese maples; Mosses; Sedums; Other ground covers; Azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons.
McMahon noted that sedum is widely used on rooftop gardens.
Other species that are native to higher or drier areas, such as pines and sedums, will struggle.
Prune ornamental grasses, sedum, hydrangea and buddleia to a height of 6-12 inches before new growth appears.
Autumn Joy sedums define the lot’s sunny boundary and green-and-white-striped hostas claim the one shaded by a grove of mature evergreen trees whose branches open like an umbrella’s high above the garden.
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Origin and Etymology of sedum
New Latin, from Latin, houseleek
First Known Use: 1760See Words from the same year
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