Some sedums grow low and wide, and are used for ground cover; others grow tall enough to be grown as houseplants. Flowering sedums produce star-shaped flowers, in shades of white, red, orange, yellow and lavender. Sedum is a genus of plants that contains more than 400 different plants.
Similarly one may ask, what is sedum used for?
Current medicinal uses
The most widespread and popular use of Sedum is to treat pain and inflammation. Current research is aimed at revealing its anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive mechanism of action.
Keeping this in view, what does a blooming flower symbolize?
Swelling from tender bud to full bloom, flowers are associated with youth, beauty, and pleasure. But as they wilt and die, flowers represent fragility and the swift passage from life into death.
Where do sedums come from?
They are leaf succulents found primarily in the Northern Hemisphere, but extending into the southern hemisphere in Africa and South America. The plants vary from annual and creeping herbs to shrubs. The plants have water-storing leaves.
Sedum is a genus of flowering plants that also have the succulent characteristics of water storing leaves and stems. Sedums are part of the Crassulaceae family. Sedum is also commonly called stonecrop because of its stone like appearance.
Where to Plant Sedum. Sedum don’t require a lot of water and will develop their best colors if they get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. They won’t grow well in heavy, mucky, or high clay soils.
Tall sedums do not spread but when grown in mass plantings are beautiful and tough ground covers. Perfect for filling a hillside or fleshing out the middle of a perennial border. Creeping sedums will spread slowly but surely and make a very low ground cover for sunny spots.
Stonecrop, (genus Sedum), also called sedum or orpine, genus of about 600 species of succulent plants in the family Crassulaceae, native to the temperate zone and to mountains in the tropics.
Although sedums are rapid spreaders, they are not invasive. Because they are shallow rooted, they can be easily lifted and moved. And they will overwinter in most planters—provided there is ample drainage—and emerge from dormancy in early to midspring.
Sedum is generally non-toxic to pets and humans, in fact, they are known as Bittercress in some areas; I’m thinking someone had to taste it to know that it was bitter. Crassula ovata, the regular old Jade plant, is approved to have around animals, but the plant might not appreciate having bite marks in the leaves.
4. burro’s tail, (sedum morganianum) Burro’s Tail is one of your best options for trailing and hanging succulents safe for cats.
Thistle. A thorny plant with a beautiful flower, the national symbol of Scotland. It’s thorns symbolize both evil and protection.