Sedum ‘Rosy Glow’

The burgundy stems and blue-green foliage on this herbaceous stonecrop are striking from spring through fall.  But then come late summer you get the added bonus of blooms.

The flower heads before they open remind me a bit of Broccoli Florets except with a pinkish tone. 

These buds haven’t quite opened yet, but when they do they’ll be a dark ruby red color.  The color deepens as the flower ages and I tend to leave the spent heads on through the fall and winter.  Here’s some more info on this plant:

  • Easily grown in average soil that is well drained
  • Grow in full sun but will tolerate part shade
  • Low maintenance, perfect for rock gardens
  • Grows from 12 inches wide to 8 inches tall
  • No serious disease or insect problems
  • Blooms attract butterflies
  • Tolerates heat, drought and poor soils
  • Hardy in zones 3 to 9 
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8 responses to this post.

  1. That’s a cool plant.

    Thanks Meems. 🙂

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  2. I love sedum!!

    Me too Darla. 🙂

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  3. You know I have one exactly like that! I never knew its name since it came unmarked. I think you may have revealed that to me. Thanks!

    Glad I was able to help you id your sedum today Dave. 🙂

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  4. I like that one! Love to see it in bloom.

    I’m increasing my sedum count after this hot summer. Good investments since you can pinch the tips to make more and more. Unfortunately, the deer will eat the blooms off of ‘Autumn Joy’ so I’ve not tried any of the other large-leaved sedum varieties out in “their” garden.

    We’ve had a rainy day! Hooray!

    Thanks Cameron. 🙂 They are such easy plants, I keep putting a few pieces here and there. Need to move some over to my shed garden since it is a hot & dry spot. Didn’t realize that Deer ate the blooms on Autumn Joy, huh, learn something new everyday on here. 😉

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  5. Such pretty stems! The blooms are a nice bonus too.

    Yep something for everyone with this specimen. 🙂

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  6. Don’t forget that Sedum cuttings are probably the easiest of all to start. They’re pretty much snip, stick in soil and forget.

    Yep which gives them another reason to be in the top ten list for my favorite perennials. Thanks for mentioning this, I forgot to list that asset. 🙂

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  7. Sedum is so easy to grow. I have a big clump of the sedum you pictured. It’s all budded but no color yet.

    Yep it’s a no-brainer plant and will handle anything you throw at it. 🙂

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  8. This perennial was planted in the garden when I bought my house Racquel. I never knew the name tho. Thanks for that. Now if I can only remember!! It is very easy care ~ I do nothing and it does wonderfully ~ the perfect plant!

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