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Sedum 'Frosty Morn'
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Plant Type: Perennials

This upright sedum has a wide white border around each light green leaf and they angle upward, coddling the flower heads. In warmer climates, the blossoms are white as opposed to cooler zones where they are light pink. Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade. Divide sedum every 3-4 years to maintain its compact growth habit. Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.

Flower Color

White or light pink

Foliage Color

Light green with a wide white margin

Plant Spread

24-36 in.

Good Companions

Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris ), Russian Sage (Perovskia ), Starflowers (Boltonia asteroides)

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-9

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Container, Salt Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass Plant, Dried Flower

Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

Early fall to mid winter