se·​dum ˈsē-dəm How to pronounce sedum (audio)
: any of a genus (Sedum) of widely distributed fleshy herbs of the orpine family compare stonecrop

Examples of sedum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Standard said some plants with black foliage that work well for the goth look are a sweet potato vine called Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight, Dark Side of the Moon astilbe, and Rock ‘N Grow Back in Black sedum. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 18 Apr. 2024 If none of these red succulent picks fit in alongside your stockings and homemade wreaths, there are plenty of other naturally red varieties of popular succulents like aloe, echeveria, sempervivum, and sedum. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2023 The leaves of common garden plants like dahlia, canna, heuchera, hibiscus, sedum, and oxalis can look dark, moody, and striking. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 31 July 2023 My initial response is to plant more of what works, in this case baptisia and sedum. Carol Stocker,, 31 July 2022 More:23 great, mostly new plants for Wisconsin in 2023 More:A guide to Milwaukee area farmers markets open in 2023 Sedums provide 'constant drama' in a garden Greenfield favors sedums and thymes. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2023 In her own yard, Crowe combines ornamental grasses with native black-eyed Susan and nonnative sedum. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 This sedum clearly earns its name from its long, tail-like woven branches, which look stunning hanging from a pot or basket on our porch or patio. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 21 June 2022 Make sure sedum has full sun. 4 Portulaca Portulaca, also called moss rose, is a low-growing annual that’s absolutely covered in blooms every day for weeks and weeks. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History


New Latin, from Latin, houseleek

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sedum was in 1760

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“Sedum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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se·​dum ˈsēd-əm How to pronounce sedum (audio)
: any of a genus of herbs that have fleshy leaves and clusters of yellow, white, or pink flowers

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