Are Sedum considered a succulent?

Yes! And many of the varieties we carry make great plantings for the troughs, pots, urns, and shallow containers that are so popular.

Are Sedum easy to maintain?

Sedums are extremely low maintenance and are drought tolerant, just make sure they have good drainage and adequate sunlight. Dead heading is not needed and flowers can remain on plants throughout winter if desired. In spring, the non-evergreen taller varieties should be cut back to the soil line just once to make way for newly emerging growth.

What are the different growing habits of Sedum?

Sedum generally falls into two groups—the taller upright Sedums typically grow from 12-24" tall while creeping ground cover varieties form low-growing mats that hug the soil at just 3-6" tall.

Are Sedum and Stonecrop the same plant? What about Hylotelephium?

Yes! Stonecrop is the common name for Sedum. The Sedum genus name comes from the Latin 'sedo,' meaning “to sit” and Sedum often grows between and on rocks and boulders—hence, Stonecrop. Border Stonecrops, like Autumn Joy, are separated into their own genus now called Hylotelephium. We've decided to leave them all under the familiar Sedum name/genus to avoid confusion.