Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum


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Interesting Plant: Sedum sarmentosum

Sedum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, members of which are commonly known as stonecrops. It contains around 400 species of leaf succulents that are found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, varying from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. The plants have water-storing leaves. The flowers usually have five petals, seldom four or six. There are typically twice as many stamens as petals. —

I am increasingly looking for ground covers that can tolerate the dry shade in the woodland area of the garden, so when I saw this sedum I knew I needed to get more information. It is rare for a plant to grow in both full sun and shade, but my reading seems to show that this does. I assume it will be slower growing in the shade though, but I don’t care about speed of cover as much as ability to survive in a relatively harsh environment.

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