Sedum plants are ideal perennials for spaces with infrequent watering. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers and the winter seed heads attract finches and chickadees. They are often used in place of shrubs due to their upright, compact, mounding habit with humongous flower heads that fully cover the top two thirds of the plant.
Sedum, pronounced SEE-dum, also commonly called Stonecrop, are characterized by their fleshy, succulent leaves which they use to store the water they need to grow. They are very well adapted to thrive with almost no additional water, making them great plants for xeriscaping. They are not susceptible to diseases and few pests pay attention to them; however, deer love them. Division will be needed every few years to keep the plant vigorous.