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Must-have fall interest

By: Garden Gate staff
This easy-care perennial shines in fall but has plenty of year-round interest, too.

Must-have fall interest

It’s not hard to care for tall sedum. Plants generally do best in full sun (six hours of light or more each day), especially the dark-foliaged varieties, which will have deeper colors in more sun. Other cultivars, like ‘Autumn Charm’, don’t mind a little shade.

Tall sedum likes well-drained soil, and you won’t have to worry about watering these drought-tolerant plants. In fact, too much moisture can cause rot. If you use organic mulch in your beds, keep it pulled back 3 to 4 inches from the crown to prevent water from building up there.

 

Tall sedum

Sedum spp. and hybrids

Type Perennial

Blooms Pink, red, burgundy, brown, white or yellow summer to fall

Light Full sun to part shade

Soil Well-drained

Pests None serious

Size 9 to 36 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide

Cold-hardy USDA zones 3 to 10

Heat-tolerant AHS zones 10 to 1

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