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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sedum - Waterwise Autumn Flowers!
Sedum is a large genus of succulent plants native to many places in the world. Here in Utah, there are several varieties found in the wild - mostly small ground covers. At local nurseries, there are many varieties of ground cover Sedums available as well as taller, fall-blooming perennial Sedums. These are perfect plants for a xeriscaped garden as they only need extra water in July and August. The tall Sedums have nice green or gray foliage all summer and then put on a show in September and October with their bright pink or red flowers. They attract butterflies!