Sedum is perhaps the hardiest and lowest maintenance groundcover available, they thrive in a wide variety of situations with no care. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedums definedrought tolerance - never wilting in the heat.
Sedums are spectacular foliage plants, with leaves of many different sizes, shapes and colors. Both foliage and blooms evolve in color during the season: leaves start out green and flush with lavender, russet, copper, etc., over time; the colors of the flowers tend to deepen or soften as they age. Vibrant flower clusters bloom longer and later than most groundcovers, often until frost.
Often used as accents, on roofs, in rock gardens, for edging and covering large areas. Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers, lasting weeks. Some varieties grow in a mat-like fashion, while others are best used as an upright ornamental specimen. Sedum’s tolerance of cold makes it popular in northern zones. They are moderately tolerant of salt, generally ignored by deer and rabbits, and attractive to butterflies.