As summer’s long hot days give way to fall’s shorter, cooler ones, sedums are having their moment of glory, many bursting into starry flowers, or subtly changing leaf color.
Beautiful plants that thrive on neglect, sedums are commonly known as stonecrops. Many are super cold-tolerant, and are fine overwintered outside. Plant them into the ground or in containers, in partial to full sun, making sure to amend soil so that it has excellent drainage. For more on how to plant sedums in containers, here’s a short video.
Of course, start with everyone’s favorite ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum, shown at right (and channel your inner Paula Pryke by using them as cut flowers with autumn grasses!) but also check out these six varieties we recommend for planting right now.