Monarch butterflies on sedum plant
Of all the plants I have grown through the years, sedum has to be the most adaptable and easy. It needs very little attention or care. It has thrived everywhere I have planted it. A great and inexpensive (like free) way to increase your stock and quickly fill in empty spots.
I don’t know the sedum variety I have because the original plant came from a cutting from my mom many years ago. She got her first cutting from her mom years before that. But I do know they are extremely easy to root. I have multiplied my plants and have planted then in many areas around the yard. I love sharing cuttings, especially because of its history in my family.
Sedums, often called succulents due to their thick, moisture-retentive leaves, is a perennial plant. It comes up every year and totally reliable as it provides interest in my beds. Most plant care information says sedum requires full sun. I have had equal success in sun, part-sun and light shade. It amazes me! It does great in drought conditions too.
Sedum dies back in the winter in my zone 6B. I have divided plants throughout the growing season but it is probably best to do this in the spring just as new growth is emerging or in early fall giving it chance to establish strong roots. Rooting can be made with the smallest pieces and even from just a leaf.
Attracting butterflies to your garden
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