A very good, bright-white plant for a dry area. One of the best plants for adding white to the autumn border. Really striking among the reds, purples and oranges of the season.
Clumps of palest-green, fleshy leaves stand out in the border from spring onward. In September and October each stem is topped with wide flat heads of bright white starry flowers.
If left standing, the dead flower heads add winter interest.
Drought tolerant, slug resistant and as tough as old boots.
May occasionally produce the odd very pale pink bloom.
Common name(s): Stonecrop
Now reclassified as Hylotelephium spectabile 'Iceberg' but we are slow to change!
The name Sedum is from the Latin 'sedeo' (I sit), because they grow on walls. Stonecrop because they crop on walls. They like dry, sunny conditions and are fully hardy. Very attractive to bees and butterflies.
Photo 1 courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society