This plant is special to me for many reasons: it grows anywhere I plant it, it is drought tolerant, is absolutely care free, it gets pretty lavender/pinkish flowers in late summer, it is insect resistant, it attracts butterfly’s and it has been in my family for generations.
My grandmother (who died 6 years before I was born) had this sedum growing in her garden. My mother took cuttings when she married in 1945 and planted then in her yard as well as other homes she moved to. She gave me cuttings when we moved into our first home and I have subsequently brought pieces to each home we have moved to.
We can track the plant back to the 1930’s and who knows where it came from before that.
In August and September I can often find beautiful monarch and swallowtail butterflies lighting on the blossoms. They also attract little white cabbage moths which for some reason my youngest daughter always called garbage butterfly’s… she loved chasing those garbage butterflies 🙂
Recommended for full sun, I find sedum grows anywhere I plant it, including shady locations.
While my sons-in-law were playing soccer in the backyard with the little grandchildren, several of these plants were trampled. With a sheepish grin one of these young men apologetically said to me,
“Now you sedum, now you don’t.”
Gotta love him! And, I do 🙂