With approximately 1500 species, the Orpine family consists of about 35 genera but classification is difficult because plants hybridize easily in the wild or when cultivated. Plants are found all over the world's northern hemisphere, including North America. Many varieties are hardy while others are not. Crassulaceae are predominately found in planting zones 3-10.
Sedum is interchangeable with the term Stonecrop, often called Stonecrop Sedum. This genus has about 600 species which include annuals and perennials, many deciduous, or losing their leaves over winter.
Colors cover the rainbow from reds, creams, white, oranges, yellows to browns and rusts.
Flowers are long bloomers, many through October offering great fall colors. Outside of colors that vary greatly so do shapes and sizes. Stone crop can be found in:
Other quick notes about sedum plants:
Stonecrop is great in rock gardens, rock walls, stoney areas, difficult slopes and banks, which can be an advantage for any butterfly garden. It propagates easily by root division. Leaf or stem cuttings produce roots when placed in soil. Rarely does it grow from seed.
As plants age they tend to grow in full clumps and may fall open. It's best to divide these in spring every 3-4 years.
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